Ekwunife’s victory of at the Screening Appeal Panel in Abuja was promptly transmitted to the Primaries’ panel, making the election a two-way race between Ikeazor and Ekwunife.
Senator Uche Ekwunife has taken the lead in the All Progressives Congress [APC] Anambra Central Primaries Election with a wide margin.
Elombah.com gathered that Iyom Ekwunife left Sharon Ikeazor trailing far behind viz: Ekwunife 284 votes; Ikeazor 35 votes; void votes 16 votes.
Consequently, the Director General of the Sharon Ikeazor campaign organization Hon Ebele Obi described the primary election as a fraud.
Hon Obi who was a former legislator in the state assembly openly protested the primary election which was held saying that there was no proper accreditation, and as such the primary election was designed to suit Ekwunife.
Obi further stated that three out of the four local governments that had already voted were not properly accredited but selected members who are Ekwunife’s loyalists.
Find attached APC Stand on Anambra Central Primaries Election by the state’s scribe Okelo Madukaife:
APC Stand On Anambra Central Primaries Election
The All Progressives Congress [APC] is grateful to all who heeded its call to stem needless speculations on the primaries to pick the party’s senatorial candidate.
The primaries eventually got underway after a thorough accreditation.
Voting was to proceed on the basis of a ‘Yes’ and ‘no” vote for only Barr Sharon Ikeazor, being the only aspirant after the reported disqualification of Hon Mrs Uche Ekwunife.
However , the victory of Ekwunife at the APC Screening Appeal Panel in Abuja, which information was promptly transmitted to the Senator Domingo Obende-led Primaries panel, making the election a two-way race between Ikeazor and Ekwunife, two amazons, have endeared APC to the womenfolk in Anambra Central and Anambra State.
Ikeazor was in the arena at Olivia Montage Hotels (former Tourist Garden) Awka.
Ekwunife, still trapped in Abuja where she succeeded in the appeal against disqualification, was represented by able representatives.
So far of the seven Local governments in the district, four-Anaocha, Awka South , Dunukofia and Njikoka have so far voted.
As they stand:
Ekwunife 284 votes
Ikeazor 35 votes
Void votes 16 votes
Idemili North, Idemili South and Awka North will vote tomorrow, Thursday 21st January, 2016 at 10 am.
Please note that there is no winner yet, because anything can still happen.
We implore that no one should refer to any of these high -profile ladies as our candidate until officially so declared by the five-man APC Panel in charge of the conduct led by Senator Obende.
We celebrate the orderliness that has ruled the conduct of the primaries, in spite of understandable moments of tension and are proud to celebrate APC as a party of due process which gives equal opportunities to all.
We are particularly glad that our party offered enough leeway to the aggrieved to seek redress within, something that is absent in many parties and leads to frustration and exit from the parties.
Tomorrow at 10am is another date.