Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Apc Clears Nwoye For Anambra Gov Poll

The All Progressives Congress has cleared the winner of the August 26 , 2017 Anambra State APC essential , Tony Nwoye , as the party 's leading figure in the state governorship election.

This was sequel to the dismissal of an appeal filed by one of the aspirants , Senator Andy Uba .

It was gathered that the decision to uphold the results of the primary which Nwoye won, was taken at a meeting of the party ’s National Working Committee , held at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja , on Monday.
The Chief John Odigie - Oyegun -led NWC considered the report of the Dr. Hassan Lawal- led appeal panel which investigated a petition filed by Uba who alleged that irregularities marred the conduct of the primary.

However , in the final report submitted by the Chairman of the Anambra APC Governorship Primary Committee , Governor Kashim Shettima, the committee said the integrity of the exercise was not in dispute .

An NWC member who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said , “We looked at the petition and considered the report of our Appeal Committee and decided to uphold the outcome of the primary . It is as simple as that. ”

Nwoye , who was earlier scheduled to address a press conference, cancelled it at the last minute .

This , according to one of his aides, is to enable him to fill the necessary Independent National Electoral Commission ’s nomination forms and submit same before the 6 pm deadline.

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