A governorship aspirants under All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Anambra state governorship election has petitioned the National Caretaker Committee and Special Congress Committee, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni against approving Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege or Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu as Head of Zonal Committee for the State 2021 governorship election.
Three aspirants who spoke to ElombahNews but preferred to remain anonymous said nine out of the thirteen aspirants have appended their signature to the petition , adding that the petition would be forwarded to the national Chairman after the meeting of the aspirants in Awka on Sunday .
In the petition which hailed Omo-Agege and Orji Kalu’s credibility in heading the zonal committee highlighted that the aspirants’ sole reason for rejecting the two legislators is that the two legislators have a strong tie with one of the aspirants, Senator Andy Ubah .
The aspirants said any of the two legislators would be too biased to achieve a semblance of equality and and fair participation to all aspirants .
They are worried that the structure for victory in the primary election would be handed to Andy Ubah by any of the legislator.
On Omo-Agege, the aspirants said he lived with Andy Ubah in the United States of America and would do anything possible to hand over the structure to him in the primary election.
On Orji Kalu, the aspirants said Kalu is very familiar with Anambra and close with virtually all the aspirants but has marriage ties with Ubah.
Whereas Kalu’s wife is related to Ubah family, Kalu’s sister, Hon Nnenna Ukaeje is married to Andy Ubah.
The petition noted that this and many more deeper relationships between the two legislators and Ubah are part of the reasons they would prefer an independent good politician to head the panel.
The aspirants urged the Chairman to look for other leaders as credible and courageous as Omo-Agege and Orji Kalu but with no personal ties with any of the aspirants.