APC nets N315m from Anambra governorship aspirants

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has netted N315 million from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms to its aspirants in the Anambra Stste Governorship election slated for the November 6.

After the end of sales and submission of nomination and expression of interest forms on Tuesday, 14 aspirants had purchased the N22.5 million forms.

The party had waived 50 percent of the nomination and expression of forms price for prospective female aspirants. But no female aspirant purchased or signified intention to contest for the state exalted governorship position.

The current exercise could be compared to the 2017 Governorship election when over twenty aspirants bought the nomination and expression of interest forms. The initial lukewarm attitude of aspirants was a source of concern to the party leadership.

The timetable and schedule of activities earlier released by the party showed the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms which started April 16, will climaxed with the party primary slated for Saturday June 26.

The 14 aspirants to be screened for eligibility include Sen. (Dr.) Emmanuel Andy Uba, Dr. George Nnadubem Moghalu, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, Engr. Johnbosco Onunkwo and Sir. Azuka Okwuosa.

Others are Mr. Paul Izuchukwu Orajiaka, Chief Ben Etiaba Jnr, Col. Geoffrey Onyejegbu (rtd), Rev. Godwin Okonkwo and Comrade Maxwell Okoye, Amobi Nwokafor.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of the party’s Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John James Akpanduoehehe said the State executive of the party and not the National Caretaker Committee will determine the mode of primary to be adopted for June 26 party primary.

“The National Executive Committee (NEC) of our party has directed that the State Executive and not the National Caretaker Committee will determine the mode of primary election for Anambra State.

“For the Caretaker Committee, we are going to ensure a level playing ground for all aspirants. We have no anointed or preferred candidate. The party is set to work with anybody that emerge from the party primary come June 26.”

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