Anambra: APC Primary May Ruin Party Chances…Group
The Progressives Media Team, has called on the leadership of All Progressives Congress to save the party from failure in the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra by addressing genuine concerns around the June 26 primary.
The Progressives Media Team which comprised media directorates of
nine of the aspirants who contested the primary made this call at a news conference in Awka on Wednesday.
Mr Jude Oruola who spoke on behalf of the group said they were still in shock over the declaration of a winner and candidate of APC in the election from a Congress they insisted never held.
Oruola dismissed groups who had endorsed the APC primary in Anambra as lacking in morals and opportunistic.
The group commended the national leadership of the party for not having made a Statement on the APC primary election in Anambra and urged them to consider the report of the committee that investigated dispassionately.
The group said a similar scenario in 2017 when the primary election of APC in Anambra was hijacked with humongous figures spelt electoral doom for the party in the state.
According to them, we want to state it categorically clear that no APC primary election held anywhere in Anambra and the purported declaration of candidate by the committee existed only in the imagination of the committee and their collaborators.
“The members of our great party across the 326 political wards in the state are still waiting for the electoral committee since June 26 to carry out their assignment for the party in the state.
“We want to debunk all sorts of press conferences being championed by some unscrupulous elements parading themselves under different names, they have no moral standing, integrity and character in our great party,” he stated.
The Progressives Media challenged those justifying the primary election to show evidence of where they were on queue in their various wards to vote for their choice aspirants.
The group expressed disappointment that the Committee could carry out such a function with utter disregard to APC stalwarts in Anambra.
“We want the general public, President Muhammadu Buhari and the National working Committee of our great party know that the figures allocated to various Aspirants do not owe to the participation of Anambra APC members in any primary.
“Recall that this type of charade took place during APC 2019 National Assembly Primary Election in Anambra State, which was hijacked, the result was a disgraceful outing of the party and President Buhari in the 2019 election in the state.
“It is on record that numbers of invalid votes were higher than the number of votes cast for APC the three senatorial zones, history is about to repeat itself again if this charade is not addressed properly,” he said.