All Progressives Congress, APC, Anambra state chapter, has confirmed that Senator Uche Ekwunife is their candidate for the re-run election in Anambra Central Senatorial Zone later this year.
The state chairman of APC in the state, Barrister Emeka Ibe disclosed this to newsmen yesterday after its executive meeting at the party secretariat in Awka.
Ibe stressed that Senator Ekwunife is a full member of APC in Anambra, dispelling rumour making rounds in some quarters that she is not in APC.
While confirming her visit to the party headquarters early yesterday, Barrister Ibe said Sen. Ekwunife had since registered as party member in her ward, insisting that her presence was just to normalize and celebrate the event.
According to him, “In her registration, there was no ceremony, but today she was at the party secretariat for proper declaration and celebration of what she has earlier done. According to APC constitution, Sen. Ekwunife is now a fully registered member of the party, Anambra state chapter.”
Reacting on the re-run election, Ibe said that Sen. Ekwunife was the only aspirant who had come to the party secretariat to inform them that she was interested in the forthcoming election for Anambra Central Senatorial District.
He, however, noted that “If eventually other contestants indicate interest, we will give them a level playing ground. APC is party for all. The party will be fair to all”.
The state chairman argued that APC was a party to beat in any election, lamenting that its candidates lost in the March 2015 general election due to federal government interference, intimidation and harassment of party members.
“APC members were molested by the then federal government in power. They used the military, police and INEC staff to harass party representatives. Our party agents were chased away from the polling centres where results were doctored”, he added.
He further stated that APC was now stronger in Anambra more that it was before, adding that major stakeholders in Anambra Central Senatorial District are in APC.
In his assessment of the President Buhari’s administration in the past seven months, he noted that APC had done very well, especially in the area of blocking leakages through which the immediate past government plundered Nigeria’s wealth.
He said Buhari’s government had been able to lay proper foundation, assuring that very soon government would begin to implement its programmes for Nigerians.

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