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Chris Ngige, Others Faults APC Primary Where Andy Ubah Was Declared Winner




The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Saturday night called for the postponement of the primary “to enable party members across the state to participate as well as give enough room to the Committee Members to resolve contentious issues raised by aspirants.”


Jameela News reports that a statement by Mr Ngige claimed that as of 4.25 pm on Saturday, there was no sign of any primary going on at his native Alor, which has two electoral wards.

“My inquiries and investigation show that the story is the same all around the 326 wards of the 21 local government areas in the state,” Mr. Ngige said.


“As a result, most party members have left for home, having waited since 8 am. I discussed with your member, Distinguished Senator Ken Nnamani and I’ll advise you to call the Panel Members to shift the exercise to Tuesday, June 29th to also enable you to tidy up some issues raised by aspirants.” Ngige said.

Also, 11 of the 14 governorship aspirants of the party had also on Saturday said the governorship primary did not hold.

George Moghalu, the spokesperson for the aspirants, made the position of the group known in a press conference in Awka the Anambra State capital.


Mr. Moghalu said in all the 326 electoral wards of the state, people came out to vote, but that none of the APC team saddled with the responsibility to conduct the primary and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials were seen.

Mr. Moghalu, the managing director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and one of the aspirants, said anybody who claimed that there was primary is fraudulent and did not wish APC well in the November 6 election.

Two other aspirants, Paul Orajiaka and Edozie Madu corroborated the position of Mr. Moghalu and warned that the era when one man would come up with a fake figure to claim victory was over.

The aspirants, however, 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.

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