By Chinelo Obogo
Four support groups registered with the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the nomination of Tony Nwoye as the party’s governorship candidate for the forthcoming Anambra election and have asked for a repeat of the primary.
The Anambra All Progressives Congress Forum led by Obum Ozuanwu, All Progressives Congress Voters Club led by Ifeanyi Obinna, South-East All Progressive Congress Forum led by Mazi Chuzzy and Igbo/Yoruba Unity Forum led by Godwin Okafor all called for the cancellation of the primary and the disqualification of Nwoye and Senator Andy Uba from re-contesting.
They appealed to the national chairman of the party, John Oyegun and the National Working Committee (NWC) to drop Nwoye as the standardbearer if the party must win the governorship election. The groups said Nwoye was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and may still have sympathy for his former party.
Part of the statement reads: “We are calling on the party’s NWC to order a re-run and we are calling for a suspension of Nwoye and Uba from participating in the re-run. Some people have been in the party for long and they just came to take the position of those who have been in the party. We won’t allow that.
“PDP is a corrupt party and Nwoye and Uba shouldn’t have been allowed to participate in the primary. He was elected as the party’s candidate but we want him substituted with a candidate who is credible or have a re-run of the primary with credible candidates who can win election for APC in Anambra. If this is allowed, how can APC survive in the South-East?”