Controversy Trails APC Anambra Governorship Primary

Controversy Trails APC Anambra Governorship Primary

It has been cries of foul play by most stakeholders of APC in Anambra state with the reports that Dr Andy Uba has emerged winner, even when it was doubtful that any election held in the wards across the state.

ABS monitoring crew led by Valentine Mbadugha reports that no sign of election materials nor officials charged with the conduct of the primary was seen at Awka ward One and Two, Nnokwa ward, Alor ward One and Two, Nnobi ward One, Adazi Ani ward one, among other wards visited.

Some members of the party who gathered for the election, including the Alor Ward Two APC Chairman, Dr Mrs Ifeyinwa Anyabolu regretted that if the primary did not hold, the party will be at great disadvantage.

However, the Chairman of the APC primary election panel and Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, reportedly announced the outcome of the poll at Golden Tulip Hotel, Agulu Lake, early yesterday said Dr Uba emerged the winner with two hundred and thirty thousand, two hundred and one votes.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige who is the leader of APC in the state, spoke to journalists on the telephone, asserting there was no election.

Also, Chief George Moghalu, who spoke on behalf of eleven other aspirants at a press conference in Awka, said in all the three hundred and twenty six electoral wards of the state, delegates came out to vote, but none of the APC team in charge of conducting the primary and the Independent National Electoral Commission officials was seen.

He appealed to the party’s leadership to come up with a fresh date for the primary to ensure that the party beat the deadline set by the Electoral Act.

In another development, a statement by the Publicity Secretary of APC in Anambra State, Mr Okelo Madukaife, has dissociated APC in Anambra state from the primary election.

The statement says a set of figures circulating on the internet without signature or attribution and purported to be Anambra APC primaries results do not owe to Anambra State APC Primaries.

He concludes that they are looking forward to the Caretaker National Executive of the party to choose a new date within INEC timetable.

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