Anambra: Andy Uba remains APC candidate – Appeal panel

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The appeal panel of the All Progressive Congress (APC) upheld Andy Uba as the governorship candidate of the party for the Anambra governorship election scheduled to hold November 6.

Mr Uba was announced winner of the party’s primary which had 14 aspirants. Majority of the aspirants kicked against the declaration, demanding for a new primary.

The party constituted its appeal committee headed by the Gombe state governor, Inuwa Yahaya. TODAY POLITICS learnt the committee has submitted its report to the National Caretaker Committee of the party dismissing appeals challenging the candidacy of the Anambra South lawmaker.

In the report, Mr Uba, a serving senator was recommended to fly the party’s flag in the forthcoming poll while others aspirants are scheduled to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.

An anonymous source who confirmed this to this reporter said, “I can tell you authoritatively that Senator Andy Uba remains our governorship candidate in Anambra.

“The Appeal Committee has dismissed the petitions submitted against Uba’s candidacy.

“Meanwhile all the aggrieved aspirants are scheduled to meet with Mr. President within the week. The presidency wants to see how these governorship aspirants could be persuaded to drop their grievances, that I know,” the source added.