Anambra Poll: APC aspirant, Madu says gov primaries free, fair


By Omeiza Ajayi

One of the aspirants who participated in the APC governorship primary, Barr. Nonso Madu, has dismissed the petition filed by Senator Andy Uba against the conduct of the APC governorship primaries. Madu said in a statement he personally signed that “this is not true as the accreditation was conducted peacefully. Delegates were identified through the following means- Permanent Voters card PVC, National ID card, drivers license or International passport. They also came with their party membership slip with photograph issued to them by the party during registration. “The party had already made the delegates list available to all aspirants, two weeks before the primaries. With the delegates known, there was little room for manipulation. “The Nigerian police force led by Anambra state police commissioner Umar Garba, the DSS and other security agencies provided adequate security at the accreditation venue, making it nearly impossible for the venue to be infiltrated by thugs. Our dear Senator Andy Uba even attested to this during his interview with pressmen at the accreditation venue. “The allegation that delegates were swapped is simply laughable. After accreditation, delegates were conveyed to the voting center on marked buses with full police escort. There was no room for any manoeuvre as the delegates had no physical contact with outsiders”. Meanwhile the party yesterday received the report of the Appeal Committee.

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