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13 parties conclude primaries for Anambra guber election



AS Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s deadline for the conduct of governorship primaries lapsed yesterday, 13 of the 18 cleared registered political parties have carried out the exercise in Anambra State.

  Parties that have chosen candidates include All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) All Progressives Congress (APC) African Democratic Congress (ADC), African Democratic Party (ADP) Accord (A), Action Alliance (AA), Social Democratic Party (SDP), Young Progressive Party (YPP), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Labour Party (LP), Action Peoples Party (APP), and Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

  This leaves African Action Congress (AAC), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), National Rescue Movement (NRM) and Boot Party (BT) as the five parties yet to choose their candidates.

Of the 13 parties, PDP and AA have two candidates each.

  For the PDP, the two candidates are Chief Valentine Ozigbo, who emerged from the primary endorsed by the by the National Working Committee, NWC, held at Women Development Centre, Awka; and Dr Ugochukwu Uba, who won the parallel primary held at Paul’s University, Awka.

  Ugochukwu Uba insists his faction of PDP is backed by court order.

  In the same token, the candidates of AA are Mr John Ikeotuonye and Mrs. Ifeoma Madukwa.

  The parties have up till July 9 to send their nominated candidates to the INEC.

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