Anambra 2021: Attention shifts to Primaries as APC Clears Uba, Moghalu, Okwuosa, 11 others
By Lawrence Nwimo
Ahead of the November 6 governorship election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Screening Committee has cleared all the 14 aspirants contesting for the party’s ticket.
The primary election is billed for Saturday, June 26 2021 and shall hold across the 181 electoral wards in the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.
The result of the APC screening was announced by the Chairman of the Committee, Chief Ikechi Emenike on Thursday.
Emenike submitted report of the two-day screening exercise of aspirants to the chairman of the APC Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Hon. Mai Mala Buni, at the party Secretariat in Abuja.
In the result announced by the Chieftain: Sen. Emmanuel Andy Uba; Nwokafor Amobi Daniel; Dr. George N. Moghalu; Hon. Paul Izuchukwu Orajiaka; Chief Edozie Madu; Dr. Chidozie Wilson Nwankwo; Mr. Maxwell S. C. Okoye and Col. AVC. Geoff Onyejegbu.
Others were: Hon. Azuka Uche Okwuosa; Onwa Ikeobasi Mokelu; Igwebuike Ifeanyi Hygers; Godwin C Okonkwo (Rev); Beneth Chukwuogo Etiaba and Onunkwo Johnbosco Obinna.
Submitting the report, Emenike said: “We approached this work with the spirit of patriotism, transparency and with an open heart in line with the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and the party’s guidelines for the nomination of candidates.”
Meanwhile, the CECPC National Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, while receiving the report on behalf of the National Chairman, commended the committee for duly carrying out the exercise. Why he said the report were received in good faith, Akpanudoedehe noted that the clearing of all the candidates has saved the party from appeals.
“By what you have done, you have removed the need for an Appeal Committee. We are indeed very grateful to the committee for serving the Party in the Screening Exercise.”
Reacting to the development, Oseloka Offor, an aide to one of the aspirants Hon. Azuka Okwuosa while expressing satisfaction for the completion of the exercise, said his clearance is a clear indication that the aspirants have been loyal members of the party.
Oseloka who spoke with Orient Daily in a telephone conversation said following the success of the screening exercise, the aspirant’s attention will now be turned to preparations for primary election and subsequently the November 6 main election.