APC says panel report on former Anambra lawmaker, Ekwunife, not final

John Odigie Oyegun, APC National Chairman

The All Progressives Congress has said it would await the completion of its senatorial primary election for Anambra Central, in an apparent rejection of a report by its panel recommending the disqualification of a former House of Representatives member, Uche Ekwunife, from contesting for the seat, on an APC ticket.

The report by a screening committee, headed by Osita Okechukwu, had recommended the denial of the party’s ticket to Ms. Ekwunife, calling her a “fair weather hen” who changed political parties at will.

Ms. Ekwunife is a former member of at least four political parties. Her election as a senator, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, was annulled by the courts, prompting a rerun.

Ahead of the fresh polls, she defected to the ruling APC.

The screening committee of the party selected Sharon Ikeazor, a former interim woman leader of the party, as its candidate in the election.

But in a statement Thursday night, the APC national secretary, Bala Buni, said it would allow its primary election for the Anambra seat to be concluded.

“The All Progressives Congress warns against the declaration of any result from the Anambra Central Senatorial primary election conducted by the party,” Mr. Buni said.

“Senator Domingo Obende who was duly appointed by the party to conduct the primaries is yet to declare a final result, hence any other result announced from any quarter is null and void.

“The media and general public is advised to await completion of the exercise,” he added.


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  • Angry Niaja

    It will be really sad if APC fields Ekuenife as a candidate, indeed it will be a travesty of justice.

  • Maria

    I will be grossly disappointed in Mr Oyegun and his party if they allow that woman.

  • deji

    Mr Oyegun is daily becoming a clog in the wheel of progress of APC. He is trying to turn the party into an undisciplined and unprincipled one. Shame Oyegun, shame.

    • aisha ani

      Time for Oyegun to go!

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  • Paul Graham

    Uche Ekwunife who overcame the Ubah brothers in PDP is an amazon in Anambra politics. and APGA sympathizers would not like APC to field her. If she can overrun the Ubah brothers why not Umeh?In politics there are no permanent friends, only permanent interest!

    • Wale Adegoke

      Oyegun himself cross carpeted from AD to ANPP and finally APC. Chairman of the kangaroo panel Osita Okechuku too prostituted from APGA to ANPP to CPC and finally APC. In fact, over the years he was the mole in the opposition party that was funded by the successive FCT led PDP Ministers

      • Paul Graham

        APC chairman Oyegun knows better but for Osita Okechuwu is like a pot calling the kettle black!