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Published On: Wed, Sep 2nd, 2020

Legislative bye-elections: APC denies having anointed candidates

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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

The Appeal Committees constituted by the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee has cleared all party aspirants to contest the September 3 Primary Election to elect APC candidates for the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections scheduled to be conducted across eight states of the Federation.
In a statement issued yesterday by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yakini Nabena, the party said there are no preferred, pre-determined or anointed aspirants.
“The clarification comes in reaction to a statement by an APC Chieftain, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla alleging an attempt to “foist” a predetermined candidate in the forthcoming Cross River North Senatorial District by-elections.
“Under the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee, the Party is already moving in a new and progressive direction whereby things are done properly and internal democracy is the norm.
“The party will continue to give all aspirants a level playing field while also ensuring that only those with impeccable records and are popularly elected are presented as APC candidates in all elections”, the party said in the statement.

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