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Anambra Central Senatorial APC Primary Declared Inconclusive

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Updated January 21, 2016

APCThe Anambra Central Senatorial primary election conducted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared inconclusive by the State Publicity Secretary and Secretary- in-charge of the election.

Mr Mathhew Omegara, who declared the poll inconclusive in Awka, the Anambra State capital on Wednesday, said that it would be completed on Thursday, January 21.

The first batch was conducted in the night with four Local Government Areas (LGAs) participating.

Mr Omegara announced the result of the four LGAs with Senator Ekwunife garnering 284 votes and the second candidate, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, trailing behind with 35 votes.

A wild agitation had earlier been staged by supporters of both candidates over the undue delay in conducting the primary election without clear reason, except for speculations about disqualification of an applicant.

The primary election was surrounded by the controversy of disqualification of one of the candidates, Senator Uche Ekwunife.

“Null and Void”

Meanwhile the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned against the declaration of any result from the Anambra Central Senatorial primary election conducted by the party.

The APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, in a statement on Thursday evening, said that Senator Domingo Obende, who was duly appointed by the party to conduct the primaries is yet to declare a final result, hence any other result announced from any quarter is null and void.

He advised the media and general public to await completion of the exercise.