The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has disqualified the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo and five other aspirants on the party’s platform for the November 16th Anambra state governorship elections.
According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the APGA gubernatorial screening panel, Alhaji Tayo Sowunmi, its Secretary, Barrister Ifeanyi Mbaeri and a member, Chief Onwuka Ukwa at the end of the panel’s sitting, the six aspirants’ failed to scale through the Party’s test.
Sources at the panel sitting said some of the reasons given for not clearing the aspirants ranged from non-presentation of voters’ card, lack of evidence of financial strength to execute the campaign, incomplete certificate and their inability to submit tax clearance.
The six aspirants that failed the screening include, Emmanuel Nweke, Ogbuefi Tony Nnaechetta, Chinedu Francis Idigo, Dr. Chike Obidigbo, Immediate past Secretary to Anambra state Government Oseloka Obaze and Professor Charles Soludo.
The panel also informed that seven aspirants were successful and they are Hon. Chukwuemeka Emmanuel Nwogbo, Paul Odenigbo, Hon. Uche Lillian Ekwunife, Chief Willie Obiano, John Nwosu, John Okechukwu Emeka and Nwachi Patrick Obianwu.