The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), yesterday, said that their attention has been drawn to a letter with Reference No INEC/DEPM/UPPM/1/145 dated the 18th of June, 2021 and signed by the Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC). The letter alleged that their party failed to notify the Commission of the Adhoc Delegates’ Congress which the party conducted across the 326 wards in Anambra State on the 15th and 16th of June 2021 respectively.
In a statement signed by the National Publicity secretary of the party, Barr. Tex Okechukwu,
It stated categorically that the above position of the Commission is not in line with the dictates of Section 85(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 as Amended, as well as a plethora of judicial authorities in that regard.
It said that APGA duly complied with requisite statutory notices envisaged under the Electoral Act 2010, as Amended as well as other requirements clearly outlined by INEC in its Regulations and Guidelines for the conduct of political party primary elections published by INEC.
It also said that In line with the said INEC Regulations and Guidelines, the party undertook the following procedural steps, which included publication of timetable , notice of primary election date, conduct of adhoc delegation, submission of list of democratically elected Adhoc delegates,
The National Publicity Secretary , said that APGA is a responsible entity, has never defaulted in complying with requisite procedural requirements for the nomination of its candidate in the past and will not begin now.
It also reassured party faithfuls, stakeholders and, the general public that APGA is fully prepared to conduct its Governorship Primary Election already slated to hold today, 23rd of June 2021.
Finally, the statement urged all their members and supporters to continue to pray fervently for the party as they enter the final stages of the successful nomination of a candidate for the November 6, 2021 Governorship Election in Anambra State.