Primaries: Anambra APGA State, National Assembly Aspirants Cry Foul Over Delegates List

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By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
National and State Assembly aspirants for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) primaries in Anambra State have raised alarm over the alleged doctoring of the delegates list.
Similarly, the Ifeanyi Ubah campaign Organization has accused the governor, Chief Wille Obiano of preparing a special list for a preferred candidate of his choice.
Addressing reporters on Tuesday In Awka, a member of campaign organisation of Ifeanyi Uba, Mr. Goddy Anowai said, “We have been vindicated by the actions of a man who benefited from a free fair and transparent process.
“It is sad that this is happening to
a political party that professes the idea of be your brothers keeper. One wonders where the party is heading to. Last time they asked us to step down. Now the list of delegates to the election appears to have been doctored ‘
 “The party leadership has not deemed it imperative to invite the aspirants and talk to them about the primary election. They are only busy looking for aspirants to disqualify’
On her part, the committee Chairman of House of Assembly aspirants led by Mrs. Chinenye Molokwu regretted that even the delegates was yet to be made known to aspirants.
She accused the party of having two different list of delegates for state Assembly and National Assembly.
She said, “This is a grand plan to impose candidates of their choice and we have It on good authority that some aspirants submitted names of those in their campaign organizations to the party as delegates.
“The original list of delegates have been doctored so we do not have confidence in the forthcoming primary elections.
Reacting to the allegation, the Anambra state governor, Chief Wille Obiano in his independent day address dismissed the issue as an internal party family affair.
His words, “We have established a template for democratic excellence. We have harnessed the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) into a model democratic platform. We have developed a robust democratic culture that is deeply rooted in brotherhood and progress.
“So, as we prepare for our coming party primaries, we must not lose sight of the fact that it is a family affair. Of course we shall have our usual differences. That is the sole of every democratic culture.”
He urged the party faithful not to allow individual differences and political disagreements overrun the great promise of the party, saying, ‘Umu nnem, we shall settle all our differences in brotherhood.”
However, the issue appears unsettled as the primary election of the party seems to a mirage.
For example, the primary election that was earlier scheduled to hold at Awka south headquarters was suddenly changed to an undisclosed venue.

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