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APGA guber aspirant threatens party over name substitution

By Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA – A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) in Anambra state, Chief George Ozodinobi, has threatened to drag the party to court for replacing his name in the list earlier submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) with Mr Peter Obi, as its flag bearer for the 2010 governorship election.

The protracted leadership tussle in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the past five years, nearly marred the party chances of fielding a governorship candidate for the election  to beat the INEC deadline of October 9,  but for the intervention of the national leader of APGA, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu.

Before the intervention, the Chief Chekwa Okorie’s group, which was in possession of the governorship forms handed to it by INEC,  had submitted the name of Ozodino as the APGA candidate for the February 6 governorship poll.

Investigation by Vanguard showed that Okorie had to do a u-turn, following a letter to the presidency by Ojukwu,  demanding to be handed over the nomination forms, which forced Iwu to write and request Okorie to return the forms.


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