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Imo APGA Guber Aspirants Reject Primary Election

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We the undersigned, being aspirants for the 2019 APGA Governorship Election, do hereby state as follows:

  • That we are all qualified to contest the APGA Governorship primary in 2018
  • That we were prepared for credible and fair primary and have done all required from us by APGA constitution and the Electoral Guidelines issued by the party
  • That surprisingly and unexplainably the party is conducting Governorship primary in Imo State in fragrant violation of the clear procedures outlined in its guidelines for primary elections.
  • These violations include that the party abandoned conducting congress for election of Ad Hoc Delegates to vote at the Governorship Primary. Instead the party adopted the so-called ‘harmonization’ which is not known to the party constitution or the electoral guidelines.
  • That the party disqualified some aspirants in a manner that did not follow its electoral guidelines, especially without granting them a right of appeal
  • That contrary to the party constitution and the electoral guidelines there is no list of delegates for the primary as required by the guidelines.
  • That any election that is held with delegates that were not elected in a congress as stipulated in the party constitution and the electoral guidelines will be completely illegal and could destroy the party and its electoral fortunes in Imo State

Therefore, we have resolved:

  • That the proposed primary election cannot hold as proposed. Stopping the primary is the only way to save our party and the expectations of Imo people for good governance in 2019
  • That the national leadership of our party should fill the nomination for a flag-bearer for APGA for the Imo State Governorship Election in 2019 with the name of National Chairman or any party official outside Imo State who cannot be a Governor of Imo State.
  • The person so nominated will be replaced with one of the aspirants after due process and consultation with aspirants and party leaders and structures.

Signed:

H.E. Ikedia Ohakim

Senator Bight Nwanne

Senator Ifeanyi Ararume

Mr. Frank Nneji

Dr. Sam Amadi

Hon Uche Onyeagucha

Mr. Steve Nwoga

Barrister Humphry Anumudu

Mr. Ike C. Ibe

Chief Charley Onyagbako

Mr. Chike Nsofor

Mr. Stanley Amuchie

Dr. Obi Njoku

Barrister Philip Ibekwe

Chief Ziggy Azike

Mr. Nick Opara-Ndudu

Mr. Okey Ezea

Mr. Daniel Kanu

Charles Onuoha

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