Anambra Guber: We have no anointed candidate, says APC chairman

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra says it has not anointed any candidate for the governorship election billed to hold in the state in November 2017.

The state Chairman of APC, Mr Emeka Ibe, told newsmen on Tuesday on the side line of a stakeholders’ meeting of the party executive with governorship aspirants under the platform.

Ibe, who assured all the governorship aspirants of a level playing ground during the political party primaries, said APC was committed to transparency and fairness.

“The number of people that you see today coming into the party is an indication that APC is the party to beat in 2017 Anambra governorship election.

“In APC, we have a history and culture of fairness and transparency.

“The assurance I am giving to them is that there will not be an anointed person. If you join the party today, you have equal status with members who were on ground during the merger time.

“The only people we do not want are those who would create problems. We want people who would support President Mohammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption programme,” the chairman said.

He disclosed that more than ten persons have so far indicated interest to fly the party’s flag at the governorship poll.

According to him, we are in touch with serving legislators at state and National Assemblies as well as serving commissioners, who have indicated interest to join the party.

“What it shows is that APC has become the number one party that will take over the seat of power in the state,” the chairman added.

Ibe also said that the party has not considered zoning the governorship position in the state, noting that the party will rather support any candidate that emerges the flag bearer.

“The government of APC will not be a propaganda government but a government that will show the people the reality and will lead them out of the current quagmire,” he emphasised.

Among the governorship aspirants, who attended the stakeholders’ meeting included Chief Obinna Uzor, Chief Johnbosco Onunkwo, Mr Tony Nwoye, Mr Donatus Okonkwo, Chief George Muoghalu and Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah.


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