A group, Progressive Media Team (PMT), consisting of media representatives of nine governorship aspirants of All Progressives Congress, APC in Anambra State have expressed fear about the fate of the party in the forthcoming election.
The group in a press briefing on Tuesday in Awka said the primary election of the party scheduled to hold on June 26 was still being awaited, when the election committee announced Sen. Andy Uba as the winner.
The leader of the group, Mr Jude Orolua , a media representative of Dr George Muoghalu who also stood for the primary election told journalists that the announcement of an unpopular candidate for the party may affect the performance of the party in the forthcoming election.
A press statement read to journalists by Onyedibe stated: “We want to state categorically clear that no primary election was held anywhere in Anambra State, and the purported declaration of anybody only exists in the imagination of the election committee members and their collaborators.
“We want the general public, Mr. President and the national working committee of our party to know that the figures allocated to various aspirants by the Governor Dapo Abiodun committee do not owe to the participation of Anambra APC members in any primary election because none took place in the 326 wards in the state.
“With this kind of result, we fear for the fate of the party in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State because many people are not happy.”
The group said what happened on June 26 is same as in 2019 National Assembly primary election in the state, which they said was also highjacked by Uba, and that the resultant effect was the failure of APC in the main election because even members of the party protested against their party with their votes.
“This type of charade took place during the APC 2019 National Assembly primary election in Anambra, where the same man, Andy Uba hijacked the committee led by Barr Mrs Idaomi.
“The results were announced from the comfort of their hotel rooms, and the resultant effect is the disgraceful outing if the party in the election.”
It urges the party to guide against that by rejecting the candidature of Uba, or choose one before the deadline stipulated by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Governorship aspirants of the APC represented by their media aides in the conference included; Dr George Muoghalu, Mr Azuka Okwuosa, Johnbosco Onunkwo, Chidozie Nwankwo, Paul Orajiaka, Hygers Igwebuike and Godwin Okonkwo.