Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has cleared the former Chief Judge of Anambra State, Professor Peter Umeadi, for its presidential primaries for the 2023 election.
Professor Umeadi is the only presidential aspirant of the party cleared for the race according to a statement signed by the Secretary of the party’s Presidential/ Governorship Screening Committee, Hon. Sly Ezeokenwa, and made available to Ikengaonline.
According to the statement, APGA also cleared Professor Greg Ibe, Gen. Ijioma Ijioma (retd.), and Chief Chikwe Udensi, for governorship primaries in Abia, while Chief Etigwe Uwa, SAN, was disqualified on the basis that “he is not a party member.”
APGA also cleared former Minister for Information, Chief Frank Nweke Jnr.; Donatus Ozoemena; Emeka Nnamani; and Donatus Udeh; for Enugu State governorship primaries.
Cleared also are Joseph Waya, and Priscilla Akaa for Benue State. The party also cleared Matthew Ombugaku for Nasarawa State.
In a separate statement by the National Organizing Secretary, Ifeanyi Mbaeri, APGA said it would hold its ward congresses for the election of the three-man ad-hoc committee on May 10, in each ward for the State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Governorship primaries.
It read in part: “For clarity, there shall be three separate ad-hoc delegates per Ward, for each of State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Governorship primary election, bringing to 12 the total number of ad-hoc delegates per Ward.”