Anambra: Finally, APC forwards Nwoye’s name to INEC, dismisses Uba’s petition 

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally issued certificate of return to Hon. Tony Nwoye as the party’s candidate for the November 18 Anambra state governorship election against the recommendation of the Appeal panel, calling for the outright cancelation of the shadow election.

Sen Andy Uba, one of the governorship aspirants, among other petitioners had questioned Nwoye’s emergence at the primary, demanding a repeat of the exercise.

Praying for an outright cancelation of the primary and declaring him winner, Sen Uba wrote: “I complained to some members of the Primary Election Committee sent from the headquarters of the party. To be frank, I continued with the exercise in protest after observing all these irregularities. Most of the disgruntled delegates of the primary election have gone to various courts to depose to an affidavit of events that transpired.”

It was, however, gathered that the Appeal panel set up to hear the petitions recommended a repeat of the governorship poll but the party’s NWC, rising from several hours close door meeting at the party’s national headquarter, Abuja, decided to forward Nwoye’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in order to meet the deadline for submission.

Confirming the development to newsmen, National Organising Secretary Osita Izunazo, said the NWC threw out Sen. Uba’s petition against Nwoye and also overruled the recommendation of the Appeal panel for total concelation of the primary poll.

“I can confirm to you that the NWC has issued certificate of return to Tony Nwoye as APC governorship candidate for Nov. 18, Anambra election.”

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