APGA Vows To Resolve Primary Election Crisis
The All Progressives Grand alliance has warned that officials who subverted the party’s primary election processes in Anambra State would be sanctioned.
Chief Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, the Secretary of APGA reconciliation Committee for Anambra, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday.
Obi-Okoye said the party was saddened that officials who were given the responsibility of conducting the exercise took undue advantage of members.
He said the committee headed by Dr Uju Okeke was already making progress in the mandate to ensure that justice was done and that peace returned to APGA.
“Any member of the party who has been involved in any form of criminality in the course of the conduct of the primary elections will definitely be brought to book.
“The party has directed us to make strong recommendations against any member of the party who has been involved in any act that has brought the party to public disrepute.
“We are also considering assuaging all grievances within the statutory limitations like how and when to make substitutions if the need arises, what is more important is bringing back peace to the party,” he said.
Obi-Okoye, who is the Special Adviser to Gov. Willie Obiano on Political Matters, however said the crisis was exaggerated with ‘so much noise’ on the internet.
He said APGA conducted lawful primary elections in Anambra, but admitted that the party was overwhelmed by the surge in population of those interested in running on its platform.
He disclosed that 215 aspirants contested the APGA primary election in for Anambra House of Assembly which had 30 seats
“We had about 215 aspirants for 30 State House of Assembly seats in Anambra, what we are doing now is an in-house management of the situation.”