The gubernatorial screening panel of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has disqualified the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, immediate past Secretary to Anambra state Government Hon. Henry Oseloka Obaze and four other aspirants on the party’s platform for the November 16th Anambra state governorship elections.
According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the screening panel - Alhaji Tayo Sowunmi, its Secretary, Barrister Ifeanyi Mbaeri and a member, Chief Onwuka Ukwa at the end of the panel’s sitting, the six aspirants’ failed to scale through the Party’s test.
Some of the reasons given for not clearing the aspirants ranged from non-presentation of voters’ card, lack of evidence of financial strength to execute the campaign, incomplete certificate and their inability to submit tax clearance. Sources at the panel sitting said.
The six aspirants that failed the screening include: Emmanuel Nweke, Ogbuefi Tony Nnaechetta, Chinedu Francis Idigo, Dr. Chike Obidigbo, Hon. Henry Oseloka Obaze and Professor Charles Soludo.