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Group petitions INEC, alleges Enugu APC parading faux guber candidate

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A civil society group, the Enugu Good Governance Group, E-3G, has requested the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) to sanction the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), its governorship candidate, Chief Uche Nnaji, and the State Chairman, Chief Ugochukwu Agballah.

The group hinged its petition on the declare that the occasion is deceiving Enugu individuals with ‘a faux deputy governorship candidate’.

It mentioned the ultimate amended checklist of candidates for the 2023 governorship election revealed by INEC on its web site on thirtieth January 2023 had additional confirmed that the Enugu APC was parading a faux deputy governorship candidate in George Ogara.

The group mentioned the explanation for parading Ogara, who hails from Enugu North zone because the deputy governorship candidate, was to cover the truth that the actual governorship candidate of the APC, Chief Robert Ngwu, and the governorship candidate, Uche Nnaji, hail from Enugu East senatorial zone.

In a press release issued on Thursday by its Nationwide Coordinator, Comrade Odinaka Okechukwu, the group mentioned it petitioned the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to cease what it known as “fraudulent governorship campaigns by the Enugu State chapter of the APC”.

“The INEC revealed the ultimate checklist of candidates for Governorship and State Home of Meeting elections on 4th October, 2022, which had the identify of Uche Nnaji, serial quantity 277, because the governorship candidate of the APC in Enugu, and Robert Ngwu, serial quantity 778, because the deputy governorship candidate.

“On thirtieth January 2023, INEC revealed the ‘Amended Listing of Closing Candidates Pursuant to Courtroom Orders, Demise, and Corrections of Errors Made by Political Events’ in keeping with Part 287 of the 1999 Structure.

“We noticed that the adjustments didn’t have an effect on any political occasion in Enugu, therefore Robert Ngwu stays the deputy governorship candidate of the Enugu APC.

“We, due to this fact, marvel why the Enugu APC has continued to deceive the voters by parading a faux deputy governorship candidate within the particular person of George Ogara.

“We maintain that it’s fraudulent, ignoble, anti-democratic, and have to be instantly sanctioned by the INEC”, the group acknowledged.

An enquiry despatched to Ogara was but to be responded to as of the time of submitting this report.