A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo and former Minister of State for Transportation, Mr. Emeka Okechukwu, were among the 14 aspirants who collected and submitted their forms for the November 16 governorship election into the Anambra State Government House.
According to a communique read by the National Vice Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA ( South-West) , Alhaji Tayo Sowunmi yesterday, barely three days after the party invited aspirants to declare interest in the race, no fewer than 14 persons had already collected the expression of interest form.
“We have opened the sale of the expression of interest forms from the 29 of July to August 2 and by the close of work on August 2, 14 people have taken the expression of interest forms,” he noted.
“The people who have taken the expression of interest forms will be expected to pick the nomination forms and will be screened to face the primary; the form for males is N10m and to encourage women to actively participate, they will pay N5m.
“We call on all the parties that are involved in the Anambra State race to stick to the code of conduct signed with the Independent National Electoral Commission and shun all acts capable of causing confusion during the elections.”
Umeh also said with the return of peace among the key stakeholders, APGA would retain the governorship seat in Anambra come November 16.