PDP Clears 15 Aspirants For Anambra Guber Polls

pdpThe PDP Appeal Committee on Anambra Governorship election has cleared 15 aspirants out of the 17 that returned their nomination forms to contest the state governorship election on its platform.

Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafe, a former governor of Zamfara and Chairman of the committee, said this to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja at the party’s national headquarters.

Shinkafe said that two out of the 17 aspirants were, however, disqualified for failing to produce an up-to-date tax clearance certificate during screening.

According to him, the aspirants are Mr Sylvester Okonkwo and Mr Owuanyin Afamefuna.

Shinkafe said that the committee had to ensure proper screening of the aspirants to forestall a situation where the opposition would sue the party or its aspirants in future.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Ugochukwu Okeke and Mr Tony Nwoye, who were cleared by the committee on Wednesday, brought the total number of aspirants to 15.

The Anambra governorship election has been slated for Nov. 26, while the state primaries are expected to hold on Aug. 24.

The screening panel, headed by Aminu Wali had on Aug. 6 screened 17 aspirants and cleared 13 while four were disqualified.

The list of aspirants cleared to contest the party’s primaries include: Obinna Uzoh, Mike Okoye, Akachukwu Nwankpo, Ugochukwu Okeke, Josephine Anenih, Emmanuel Anosike, Andy Ubah, Jerry Ugokwe.

Others are: Nicholas Ukachukwu, Tony Nwoye, Patrick Ogbomo, Kramer Ifunanyachukwu, Alex Obiogbolu, Charles Odunukwe and Walter Okeke.

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