An alleged N25 million bribery scandal against the APC Congress Committee sent to Ebonyi almost marred the smooth conclusion of the exercise which was finally won by the Ogbonnaya Onu group.
The result of the Congress for Ikwo Local Government, the most populous council area was held back by the committee in a face off between a Reps aspirant and majority of party stakeholders.
The delay in releasing the result became suspicious as elders of the party raised the alarm alleging attempts to change the results in favour of alleged pay masters believed to be working for the PDP led government in the state.
The intervention of the elders including former governor Martin Elechi and the use of the media which was used to raise the alarm, put the committee in a tight corner leading to the eventful release of all results.
There are speculations that a faction of the APC in Ebonyi is being used by the government to destabilize the party ahead of the 2019 elections in the state.
This is believed to be the source of the alleged bribe scandal that almost marred the exercise in the state.
At the end the PDP faction of the APC in Ebonyi State was roundly beaten in the Ward Congress a danger signal ahead of the 2019 election.