Hitch free gov’ship pri­maries will re­store con­fi­dence in Anam­bra - As­pi­rant

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Emma Elekwa, Awka

A gover­nor­ship as­pi­rant in Anam­bra State un­der the APC, Mr Dona­tus Okonkwo, has said that only a hitch free pri­mary would rekin­dle con­fi­dence of party faith­ful ahead of the Novem­ber gu­ber­na­to­rial elec­tion in the state.

He said the cred­i­bil­ity of the process would de­ter­mine whether he would ac­cept the out­come of the pri­mary or not.

Speak­ing with jour­nal­ists af­ter col­lect­ing the ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est and nom­i­na­tion forms at the party’s sec­re­tariat in Awka, Okonkwo re­it­er­ated his sup­port for any as­pi­rant that might emerge as the can­di­date of the party in a free and fair con­test.

“It has al­ways been our word that once the pri­mary is cred­i­ble, free and fair, we will strongly sup­port who­ever wins.

“Money will not play any role at all in the pri­mary; those who bribe their way should be pun­ished by not even go­ing near win­ning the pri­mary,” he said.

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