Anambra Central Senatorial APC Primary Declared Inconclusive

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.

 

Anambra PDP To Conduct Senatorial Primary Election ‘Soon’

pdpThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State says it will soon conduct the primary election for Anambra Central Senatorial zone.

The announcement was made by the State Chairman of the party, Ken Emeakayi, during the solidarity visit of the 109 wards and seven local government executive committees of the PDP from Anambra Central Senatorial district.

According to Mr Emeakayi, the party at the state level would liaise with the national executive to fix a date for the primary election while the agitation for the release of Mr Olisah Metuh continues since the election has a time frame.

He called for calm among the members in the face of all the travails of the party, maintaining that it remained strong and formidable both in the state and at the national level.

The senatorial primary election was earlier suspended by the PDP in agitation for the release of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP and leader of party in Anambra State, Mr Olisa Metuh, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

One of the candidates, Uche Ekwunife, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Election Petition Tribunal Upholds Senator Saraki’s Victory

Election Petition Tribunal Upholds Senator Saraki’s VictoryThe Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ilorin has upheld the election of Senator Bukola Saraki representing Kwara Central Constituency.

The ruling was given by the leading judge of the tribunal, Justice Josiah Majebi, on Tuesday in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria.

Justice Majebi dismissed the petitions of the co contestant, Abdulrasak Abdulrahman, noting that the complaints of the petitioner lacks merit and threw out the case in favour of the Senate President.

Another Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State had on Monday, affirmed the election of the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaiye.

In another development last week Friday, Senator Uche Ekwunife, representing Anambra Central Senatorial zone, was declared winner of the March 28 Senatorial Election by an Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Awka, Anambra State.