Saturday, December 6, 2014 6:50 am
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra has rescheduled its house of assembly primary elections in nine of the 30 constituencies for Monday.
The primaries were earlier held on Dec. 3.
The Chairman of the national panel for the state assembly primaries, Prof. Bernard Odoh, told a news conference in Awka on Friday that the supplementary primaries were due to petitions from both the aspirants and party stalwarts in the affected areas.
“These petitions bordered largely on discrepancies in delegates list and non appearance of contestants’ pictures on the ballot papers.
He listed the constituencies as Onitsha South 1, Anaocha 1, Orumba North, Onitsha North 1, Onitsha North 11, Dunukofia, Aguata 1, Idemili South and Nnewi South.
Odo said the elections into 21 constituencies were conclusive as there were no petitions against the outcome of the exercise in those areas.
“We conducted the exercise under the best practices, given the materials and information available to us since we arrived in Anambra on Tuesday.
“Every participant in the primary was given a fair chance to contest. The rescheduled exercise was due to the interest we have in the dissenting voices as the party was poised to lead the way to fair, free, credible and acceptable elections,’’ he said.