- Some aggrieved APC members in Ananmbra state has protested the outcome of the primary elections in the state
- They accused INEC of working with some aspirants to tamper with the process
- They warned the APC national chairman not to endorse any name presented to him
Some aspirants and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state on Sunday, October 7, stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka, accusing the electoral body of compromise.
The protesters accused INEC of working with a senator and two female ex-senators to disenfranchise members of the party in the state, The Punch reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the aggrieved party members who also stormed the office of Department of State security (DSS) added that some hoodlum allegedly snatched the ballots boxes and other materials during the process.
The protesters, who included Barth Nwibe, a former APC governorship aspirant and three senatorial aspirants of the party for Anambra North, Anambra South and Anambra Central districts, Nelson Onubuogu, Azuka Okwuosa and Ebele Obi, respectively, condemned the situation, adding that it was a slap on democracy.
They also claimed that strangers and fair-wealthy minority have hijacked the structure of the party in the state.
A senatorial aspirant for Anambra Central, Ebele Obi, who was also aggrieved, noted that it was the fourth time that the leadership of the APC and its panel had asked them to come out for the senatorial primary of the party but all to no avail.
He also noted that the officers to conduct the exercise were no where to be found on the day of the process .
Two of the protesters, Nelson Onubuogu and Azuka Okwuosa, pleaded to APC not to endorse any name sent to it as doing that may create a confusion and distabilise the party.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the first lady, Aisha Buhari, had expressed disappointment over some of the conducts that occurred during the primary election in some states by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement on Sunday, October 7, the first lady noted that some aspirants who had purchased forms on the platform of the party found out that their names were omitted on the day of election.
Aisha said it was more saddening that such could be happening under the watch of Adams Oshiomhole.
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