Complaints Trail APGA National Assembly Primaries
The House of Representatives primary election have failed to hold for the second time in Awka North and South Federal Constituencies in Anambra State, following complaints of a fake delegate list smuggled into the venue to favour one of the aspirants out of the three in the election.
Reacting to the development, the incumbent member representing the constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Emeke Nwogbo, said that aside the mockery of democracy being made in the conduct of the primary election, a warrant of arrest had been placed on him by the Police for reasons not known to him.
In a similar development, another aspirant in the election, Mr. Uche Onyilofor, expressed dismay at the desperation of politicians during elections, maintaining that if the election had gone free and fair, it would have been in his favour.
The primary, however, was concluded with a sitting member of the State House of Assembly emerging the winner, winning with 104 votes.
In another development in Idemili North and South, the election was concluded around 9PM but it was very peaceful.
Despite being a lone aspirant in the Senate race for Anambra Central Senatorial District, over 400 delegates turned out at the venue in Awka for the primary election to vote for Victor Umeh, the National Chairman of APGA.
The delegates went through the process of accreditation and voting began immediately. Amongst the delegates was the Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who urged the people to keep supporting the party that will cater for their future.
The National Chairman, having been declared the winner, also addressed the delegates, stressing his determination to entrench continued internal democracy in the party.
Presently, out of the eleven federal constituencies in the state, five still remained inconclusive while complaints and dissatisfaction trail the majority of the concluded ones.
However, many of the aggrieved aspirants have urged Governor Willie Obiano and the National Chairman of the party, Victor Umeh, to intervene and save the situation in the interest of the party.