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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Enugu APC primaries: Why party should refund our money – Aggrieved aspirants

Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman
Aggrieved aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, on Sunday demanded a refund of the money they paid for nomination and expression of interest forms.

They made the demand before the Kano Governor, Umar Ganduje-led peace and reconciliation committee.

The committee met with the aspirants as part of its on going peace process across the country.

Mr. Ben Eche, who spoke on behalf of governorship aspirants, said the National Working Committee, NWC of the party committed fraud in Enugu State.

He told the committee that “the primary conducted in Enugu State was entirely faulty. The party knows that nothing was done.

“So, if it is talking about reconciliation, the first thing to do is to compile name of all the aspirants and send their money to them,

“Return our money and the local chapter of the party will now call us, if you don’t do the first one, the second one will be hard to accomplish.

“All these aspirants that contested have supporters. People are aggrieved; in fact, what the NWC did to us was wayo, they played us 419.”

While toeing same line, the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, who contested for Enugu West senatorial seat, said what happened in Enugu was unimaginable.

Okechukwu, represented by Barr. Onwusi said “People stayed somewhere, allocated votes to those they want.

“What happened in Enugu is a situation where you finish building a house, some people knocks and then you opened the door, they came in and started laying claim to the house. Nobody will allow that kind of thing.

“In fact, what the people believe here is that the election is between PDP and PDP. So, you can vote for any of the PDP you want.”

Meanwhile, a female House of Reps aspirant, Ginikar Tor lamented that she was deceived by the party.

“I was asked to step down, and I obeyed, but shockingly, the name that later appeared was not the person I was asked to step down for.

“They later said I will deputize Ayogu Eze, but shortly thereafter, there was rumour that it has been changed, the rumour turned out to be true. Without consultation, they later gave it to a man, it is so painful.”

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