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Group warns Gov. Soludo, APGA against candidates’ imposition

“We reject any secret or open endorsement of candidates anywhere in Anambra. Anambra is an APGA state.”

• April 20, 2022
Chukuma Soludo and APGA
Chukuma Soludo and APGA

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has been urged to conduct fair and credible primary elections and shun every temptation to impose candidates on members.

The Peace Movement (APM) made the call in a statement on Tuesday.

APM president Chika Okafor, who signed the statement, said the call became imperative after getting credible information that APGA was planning to impose unpopular candidates on members in Anambra for the Federal House of Representatives contest.

The group called on the national leadership of APGA and Governor Charles Soludo to investigate and intervene in the matter to prevent the party from electoral loss in 2023.

“We are also aware that the discussion has reached an advanced stage to corner the ticket for Idemili North-South Federal Constituency for an unpopular candidate,” claimed the APM statement. “His Excellency, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, should rein in party stakeholders to stop such moves. He should encourage fair play and allow the people to choose their candidates.”

The group also condemned “this vicious and corrupt attempt by stakeholders of APGA to impose candidates on the people, including Idemili North-South or any constituency in Anambra.”

The statement reminded Mr Soludo of his promise that “he will encourage an APGA that will be fair to all and also that party primaries will produce true candidates of the people.”

“We reject any secret or open endorsement of candidates anywhere in Anambra. Anambra is an APGA state, and the peace of the state at this point is paramount and should supersede every other interest,” said the APM.

(NAN)

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