It was also gathered that influential chieftains are insisting that the winner of the primary, Senator Andy Uba, be allowed to stand for the main election, why some Aspirants like Chief Dr .G. moghalu and Chidiozie Nwankwo are of the opinion that consensus candidate will do rather than allow senator Andy who wrote election result from a hotel room and announced on the Facebook platform with his compliances a way of belittling other Aspirants.
“The party chieftains are saying that Uba is the only aspirant capable of contesting the governorship poll effectively why 11 out of 14 Aspirants are objecting that statement seriously without minding that 8 out of the 11 aspirant are not known as of the time of this report.
South-east APC members are pleading with the party leadership and Aspirants, while another said it was in the best interest of APC in the zone to go with the already assumed winner senator Andy Ubar.
I can tell you that deep pocket is behind the ongoing lobby to upturn the INEC report of Anambra APC primary.” which never took place.
The National Commissioner in charge of Publicity and Voter Education, Me Festus Okoye, denied any pressure on the electoral umpire to override its committee’s report.
He said: “How can there be pressure when legal practitioners and some political parties have applied for Certified True Copy (CTC) of the reports and we have issued copies to them?” which Dr Dozies Nwankwo (Overdose), personally applied for CTC on 30th of June, below is for your view
“Eighteen parties gave notice to the commission relating to their primaries for the Anambra State governorship election.
We have received the report of some of our monitoring teams. Some of the parties are conducting their primaries today (yesterday) being July 1, 2021, which APC can leverage on but is obvious that the Anambra APC internal problem is not allowing them to put their house in order.
“All political parties enjoy the same incident of registration and are equal before the law and the commission. Legal practitioners representing some aspirants, candidates,
“It is ridiculous to insinuate even remotely that the commission can alter its report. The conduct of primaries is within the domestic realm of political parties and the commission, as a regulatory body, will continue to draw the attention of political parties to the provisions of the constitution and the law relating to the conduct of primaries.”
Further, it was learnt that APC national leaders were still locked in a crucial meeting with aspirants over the development, particularly as the party did not envisage the embarrassing reports surrounding the primary.
You will recall that the election, which was conducted by a committee led by the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has been rejected by other aspirants and state governing council, who said Abiodun ‘manufactured’ figures for Sen. Andy Uba, whom he declared winner of the primary election.