APGA disqualifies Ubah, clears Bianca Ojukwu, others for senatorial tickets

APGA disqualifies Ubah, clears Bianca Ojukwu, others for senatorial tickets

- Bianca Ojukwu has been cleared to contest for Anambra South senatorial district

- The wife of the Biafran leader, Late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, was cleared by APGA

- Senators also cleared by the party are Victor Umeh, Chinedu Emeka, among many others

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Tuesday, October 2, disqualified one of Nigeria's oil magnate, Ifeanyi Ubah, from the senatorial race of Anambra South district.

The party's national chairman, Victor Oye, said Ubah was disqualified for not obtaining waiver to contest the election.

Punch reports that Ubah contested the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 18, 2017 poll in the state.

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He however dumped the PDP after the poll and joined forces with the state governor, Willie Obiano, to win the election for APGA.

In its recent publication on Tuesday, October 2, APGA said Ubah was disqualified because he did not obtain a waiver that would have qualified him to contest election on its platform.

The party, however, cleared Bianca Ojukwu, the wife to the late leader of the Biafran movement Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, Nicholas Ukachuwu, Ikenna Mbazuluike-Amaechi and Anselm Enyimba for Anambra south district.

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Also, the incumbent senator for Anambra central, Victor Umeh, was cleared as the sole aspirant for the district while a former deputy governor of the state, Chinedu Emeka - a sole aspirant for Anambra North was also cleared.

The party's senatorial primaries are expected to hold on Wednesday, October 3.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim, has said that over 15 billionaires in the southeast have mobilised to fund the senatorial race of Bianca.

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Ohakim said the Igbo people have vowed not to watch the wife of their leader be intimidated by any politician. He had described the late Ojukwu as the most selfless Igbo leader dead or alive.

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Source: Legit.ng

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