Ekwunife, Ikeazor Seek APC Ticket For Anambra Central Senatorial Election

AnambraThe All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured aspirants vying for the Anambra Central Senatorial zone a free, fair and credible primary election in the state.

Two women are now struggling for the seat. They are; Senator Uche Ekwuinfe and the former National Women Leader of the APC, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor.

While assuring the candidates of a level playing field, the state Chairman of the party, Mr Emeka Ibe, urged them to ensure a corruption-free contest.

The contestants maintained that their participation in the election, especially the Anambra Central Senatorial election, had many implications, but all tilted towards improving both the quality of and attitude towards election in Nigeria.

The election is scheduled to hold on February 23.

Mrs Ekwunife had won the previous election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  but a court nullified her victory.

After the court’s judgement, she defected to the APC.

Mrs Ekwunife, in an interview with Channels Television on January 8, said she defected because the PDP’s senatorial primaries were shifted indefinitely in protest of the arrest of the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh.

APC Inaugurates New Exco In Anambra State

apcThe All Progressive Congress (APC) has inaugurated its State and Local executive members in Anambra and Imo States.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Awka the capital of Anambra State, a Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial Zone and leader of the party in the  state, Chris Ngige asked party members to be confident as members of the opposition party who have the mandate of setting the State on the right path, as they go into the election year of 2015.

Senator Ngige took time to prepare the party faithful ahead of the 2015 general elections while also keeping them abreast with national events in the areas of impeachment and terrorism as it concerns the party.

Senator Chris Ngige, who was received by party members in the State House of Assembly and other State executive members, told them that they had converged to ratify the mandate given to their members at Ekwueme Square on May 14 to pilot the affairs of the party at the State level alongside those elected at the local government congresses towards winning elections in the forthcoming 2015 General elections.

Also, in attendance at the ceremony was the  National Auditor of the party, Mr George Muoghalu,who reminded the party members that being in opposition party meant being strong and bold in checking the excesses of the party in power as well as guarding against electoral fraud.

The oath of office was administered to the 35 member State executive body by the Southeast National Vice Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Eneukwu, who outlined his expectations from the newly inaugurated State officers ahead of the 2015 election.

The 20 local government Chairmen of the party were sworn in by the State Chairman, Mr Emeka Ibe, while the remaining local government of Orumba South where there were issues and election not yet concluded would be concluded later.

Other matters raised at the occasion included the issue of terrorism where the party leadership absolved themselves of the accusations supposedly leveled against them by the opposition party.

Senator Ngige,  however,  reacted on the new wave of impeachment affecting more of the APC Governors and said they were uncalled for.