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Anambra election: APC confirms Nwonye as candidate

The National Working Committee (NWC ) of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) on Monday affirmed that Mr Tony Nwonye remained the party ´ s candidate for forthcoming governorship election in Anambra .

The NWC confirmed Nwoye’ s candidacy in a closed-door meeting at the party ’ s National Secretariat , Abuja, amid expectation of outcome of petitions against the candidate arising from the party ’ s primary election.

Some of the aspirants , including Sen. Andy Uba, who lost to Nwoye in the primary , had petitioned the party ’ s Governorship Primary Election Appeal Committee for Anambra, alleging irregularities in the exercise .

Nwoye scored 2, 146 votes to defeat Uba, his closest rival, who got 931 votes and 10 others at the primary conduct on Aug. 27 in Awka .

Confirming outcome of the NWC meeting , National Organising Secretary of the party , Sen. Osita Izunaso, said the petitions against Nwonye failed “ after considering many factors ’’.

´´ I can confirm to you that the NWC has issued certificate of return to Tony Nwonye as APC candidate for the Nov. 18 Anambra governorship election.

´´ We considered so many factors before throwing out Uba ´s petition , ’’ Izunaso said told newsmen .

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