The Anambra State Governorship Primary Election Appeal Committee of the All Progressives Congress has submitted its report to the leadership of the party.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and Chairman of the committee, presented the report at a ceremony on Monday in Abuja.
Yahaya said the committee received a total of five petitions from five aspirants, saying they were diligently attended to in line with the party’s guidelines and constitution.
He added that in spite of the limited time, the committee was able to get to all the aspirants and principal stockholders in the state chapter of Anambra APC.
He said: “We thrashed the issues and advised the party accordingly.
“The summary of all our undertakings is what we have here as our report, plus some of the documents that we are able to get from members, in terms of either petitions or recommendations or advice.”
Yahaya said the report was in the interest of the party and its members, adding that it would guide the party towards winning the November 6, 2021 governorship election.
He said: “As I promised, we did justice to the assignment.
“We heard their complaints, we went through the petitions and we have written our report based on the materials we got that could help us to prepare our recommendations.
“Virtually, all the aggrieved aspirants attended the meeting.
“We summoned all of them and even senior stakeholders from the South East, particularly from Anambra.”
Emphasising that the report was a properly done working document, Yahaya thanked the party’s leadership for the opportunity to serve in the committee.
Receiving the report, Senator James Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, assured that it would be critically and objectively looked into by the party’s leadership.
He appreciated the committee for delivering on its mandate within a record time, considering the urgency of the assignment.
He said: “We are a progressive party and progressive parties are very straight forward; we are honest in our dealings.
“I want to assure you that the committee will look critically with objectivity at this report.
“Even though, I don’t know what is contained in it, at the end of the day, party supremacy and party direction will be guided by what you have done.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Senator Andy Uba was declared the winner of the June 26 primary election conducted by the Governor Dapo Abiodun-led committee.
Fourteen aspirants took part at the primary election.
They included Andy Uba, Nwokafor Daniel, George Moghalu, Paul Orajiaka, Edozie Madu and Chidozie Nwankwo.
Others were Maxwell Okoye, Geoffrey Onyejegbu, Azuka Okwuosa, Onwa Mokelu, Igwebuike Hygers, Godwin Okonkwo, Beneth Etiaba and Onunkwo Obinna.