Anam­bra gov’ship: APC as­pi­rants seek al­ter­na­tive plat­forms ahead of pri­maries

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

Gov­er­nor­ship as­pi­rants un­der the APC in Anam­bra State have com­menced sourc­ing for al­ter­na­tive plat­forms to fur­ther their as­pi­ra­tions in case they failed to se­cure the party’s ticket.

This was coming on the heels of al­leged bribery scan­dals and fa­voritism to­wards some of the as­pi­rants by the party lead­er­ship ahead of the Au­gust 15 pri­mary elec­tion of the party.

A source from the party’s hi­er­ar­chy, who pre­ferred anonymity, said the party was not ig­no­rant of the move by some as­pi­rants who had al­ready se­cured nom­i­na­tion forms in other par­ties where their chances of se­cur­ing the tick­ets were high.

“The two po­lit­i­cal par­ties where th­ese as­pi­rants were al­ready eye­ing are the In­de­pen­dent Democrats(ID) and Labour Party(LP),” the source said.

In a swift re­ac­tion, how­ever, chair­man of In­de­pen­dent Democrats, Ikechukwu Okafor, re­futed the ru­mor that his party was among those be­ing con­sid­ered by some APC as­pi­rants as al­ter­na­tive plat­form.

“Our doors are wide open for any­one who wishes to join us, but we al­ready have our own as­pi­rants. I would not be sur­prised if In­de­pen­dent Democrats has been pen­ciled down by some as­pi­rants be­cause we are a very strong party in Anam­bra,” he said.

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