More reactions on Wednesday in Abuja continued to trail the outcome of the recent primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November governorship election over alleged malpractices.
While the Buhari Support Group, Anambra state chapter (over 30 affiliates), rejected the exercise and urged the appeal panel to critically look into the anomalies or it would mobilise members to support another candidate, the Coalition of Civil Society Groups threatened to “seek redress in court” to compel APC to do the needful by declaring the election which produced Tony Nwoye null and void.
The BSG’s position was contained in a petition to the national chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, signed by its Anambra State Coordinator, Dr. Emeka N waofor and Secretary, Chief (Mrs) Stella Obiora.
The CCSG’s threat was contained in its petition to the Director-General of Department of State Security Service (DSS) Mamman Daura, signed by its President, Etuk Bassey Wiliams and Secretary-General, Ibrahim Abubakar and obtained by journalists on Wednesday.
The coalition therefore demanded a total re-verification of the delegates list as used in the primary elections for authentications through a confirmation process.
The CCSG said, “We wish to conclude in expectation of justice that if no significant step or action is taken we shall approach a court of competent jurisdiction to compel the party to do the needful. The party principles should not be undermined and swept under the carpet. Elections are for people that have good pedigree and justify their capabilities; they must have track records of achievements and not self-seeking individuals who have maintained the role of spoilers in every election.We assure you of our readiness to provide all necessary evidences with respect to all the allegations contained in this petition as we attach overleaf copies of some evidences.
“A panel of inquiry should be set to look into the elections. There should be total re-verification of the delegates list as used in the primary elections for authentications through a confirmation process by the known state structure of the party with national EXCO maintaining the observers status.
“This document contains the facts of the horse trading between Tony Nwoye and Chief Arthur Eze with a design to mortgage the future of Anambra State. Sir, it might surprise you that the said Billionaire had entered into a written agreement with Tony Nwoye to fund his campaign to the tune of Five Hundred Million Naira in exchange for 30 per cent of the state internally generated revenue and slot for 20 commissioners in his cabinet if elected a Governor of the State in the forthcoming Gubernatorial elections in the State, an allegation that deserve thorough investigation as the said sum is in great disparity with the provisions of the amended 2015 electoral act which is still in force.