Anambra Governorship 2018: Soludo, Ifeanyi, Andy Ubah Vie For APC Ticket
One time governor of Nigeria’s central bank, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo and twelve other aspirants have indicated interest to contest for Anambra State Governorship in 2018.
The contestants most of whom have contested in the past are keen on picking up the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) later this year.
On the list of contenders are Sen. Andy Ubah, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, Chief George Muoghalu, Chief Barth Nwibe, Mr Obinna Okonkwo and Chief Paul Chukwuma.
Also contesting are Dr. Chike Obidigbo, Chief Raph Okeke, Chief Tony Nwoye, Sen. Uche Ekwunife, Chief Obinna Uzor and Prince Donatus Okonkwo.
Chairman of the APC, Anambra State Chapter, Mr. Emeka Ibe, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday in the state capital, Awka.
Among the contenders, Soludo, Ifeanyi Ubah, Andy Ubah have all contested for the governorship seat in the past. either on the PDP or Labour Party platforms, but failed.
Some did so under the umbrella of the PDP or Labour Party, but however lost the elections.
Ibe stressed that there would be no automatic ticket for any aspirant.
Anambra Governorship 2018: Soludo, Ubah, others Contesting
He added that they would all participate in the state`s primaries to emerge as the candidate for the election.
The APC Chairman said: “We will give all aspirants equal playing ground. There is no special interest in any aspirant.
“We will give all aspirants equal playing ground. There is no special interest in any aspirant.
“We will hold transparent primaries for them because they are all qualified to unseat Gov. Willie Obiano.
“Any of them who emerges as our candidate in the state is capable of removing Obiano from office.’’
He further revealed that the party would embark on continuous membership registration exercise before the end of the month to accommodate those who want to join in the state.
The party chairman, however, said that anybody with criminal records would not be allowed to join the party in the state.
He stressed that the party had no zoning arrangement in the party, adding that new members would have equal rights as old ones.