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Anambra South senatorial rerun: APGA to drag PDP to court if…

BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA— THE All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, yesterday threatened to drag the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to court for allegedly planning to field two candidates for the proposed rerun election for Anambra South senatorial election.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu sacked the former occupant of the seat, Dr. Andy Uba, and ordered for a rerun, following an appeal by the candidate of APGA in the election, Chief Chuma Nzeribe.

National chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, who spoke with newsmen said both Uba and Chief Nicholas Ukachukwu, who are both laying claims to the ticket of PDP in the election, would be joined in the suit.

Like in the April 2011 election in which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, eventually declared Uba winner, posters of both Ukachukwu and Uba have started adorning the entire south senatorial zone.

Worried by what he described as another ploy by the PDP to deceive the electorate in the zone, Umeh said it was unacceptable for two candidates to stand for election for one seat on the platform of a political party.

He said though APGA tolerated the situation before, it would not allow that to happen again, adding that his party would pray for the disqualification of the two candidates for violating election guidelines.

 


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