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Breaking news: Court okays Maxi Okwu’s candidate as Anambra APGA guber candidate

By Mazi Odera, Abuja on 16/09/2013

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A federal High Court in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, has ruled that factional All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) National Chairman, Chief Maxi Okwu, should submit the name of the candidate that emerged during his faction’s primaries to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the November 16 Anambra governorship ballot.

According to the learned judge, “Owing to the urgent nature of the case, the first respondent Maxi Okwu should submit his candidate, Dr. Obidigbo, to INEC.”

News Express recalls that Dr Chike Obidigbo on September 2 emerged as the APGA governorship candidate during the primaries held in Awka, the Anambra State capital, by Maxi Okwu-led faction of APGA.

Chief Willie Obiano had on August 26 emerged as the flagbearer of the Chief Victor Umeh faction of the party but Maxi Okwu, who was voted APGA National Chairman during the party’s National Congress held in Awaka in April, is challenging Umeh’s continued stay in office long after his tenure is supposed to have expired.

A graduate of the universities of Salford, Manchester, and Lancaster, UK, Dr. Obidigbo, comes from Anambra North just like Chief Obiano, a former bank director. A one-time lecturer and journalist, Obidigbo is an accomplished industrialist and presently the chairman of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Enugu, Anambra and  Ebonyi states, as well as a member of National Council of Small and Medium Scale Industries.

•Photo shows APGA governorship candidate, Obidigbo.

Source News Express

Posted 16/09/2013 6:25:07 PM


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