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APC primary: Aggrieved Anambra gov aspirants petition Buhari


Andy Uba

Aggrieved All Progressives Congress aspirants in the Anambra State governorship election have petitioned the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari( retd), and the leadership of the party.

They are requesting that the leadership of the party should nullify Senator Andy Uba’s nomination as the party’s torchbearer.

Authority George Moghalu, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Inland Waterways led the other aspirants numbering eleven to say the primary supposedly conducted was a cham,

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Moghalu at a press conference in Awka, the state capital, said if APC was desirous of winning the poll in the state, a fresh primary of the party should be conducted transparently to produce its candidate for the November poll.

He said, “Anybody who claimed that there was a primary election in the Anambra APC governorship is fraudulent and does not wish APC well in the November 6 election.

He appealed to the party’s leadership, especially President Buhari to save the party from doom by conducting a fresh primary of the party in the state where all the aspirants would participate in the contest.

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But in reaction, Uba described his victory as a collective one, urging his APC co-aspirants to join hands with him to win the governorship for the party in November.

He said, “I’m mindful that the lofty dream can be achieved by being focused and united.

“I have accepted to be the party’s flag bearer for the 6th November polls and appeal to my co contestants to join hands with me to deliver the state for APC

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“I wish to use this opportunity to thank INEC officers, my family, my campaign Director General, Paul Chukwuma, and my campaign team for the role they played towards making the election a successful one.