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Anambra guber: APC clears 12 candidates ahead of primaries

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Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for next week Saturday, the party, after screening its candidates has cleared all the twelve aspirants who have shown interest in the governorship ticket of the party

Ondo state deputy governor and chairman of the screening panel, Agboola Ajayi, said yesterday in Abuja that all the 12 aspirants were eligible to contest the governorship primary.

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The chairman of the screening panel while presenting the report of his committee, commended all the aspirants saying the party ‘is one in Anambra state.’

He said all the aspirants compiled with the guidelines and all signed an undertaking form assuring that they will all support whoever emerges eventually as the candidate of the party.

The National Organising Secretary Osita Izunaso, who congratulated the aspirants for being all competent to stand for the primary, added that the next face will be that of Appeal panel if there need be.

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He also commended the aspirants saying “so far we have not received any report of violence among all the aspirants. We urge you to carry on and we are very hopeful that one of you will eventually emerge as the next governor of Anambra state.”

Speaking with newsmen shortly after he received his clearance certificate, Senator Andy Uba, assured that he will stand with APC whether he eventually win the party’s ticket or not, adding that the incumbent ggovernor of the state “must park his load and go because APC must Anambra.”

According to Uba, “we have all signed an undertaking to support whoever will at the primary,” he said.