Ebonyi LG polls: 39 candidates purchase chairmanship forms
By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki
The Ebonyi State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Stanley Okoro Emegha, has said that no fewer than 39 aspirants have purchased the expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the chairmanship positions in their respective local government areas in the state.
Emegha disclosed this in Abakaliki, while receiving a chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming Council Elections from Afikpo South, Prince Chima Ekumankama, who came to the party’s Secretariat to submit his form.
The chairman said that his party would be holding its primaries between July 22 and 23, 2022, assuring that only credible candidates would emerge as party`s flagbearers.
“Although Ebonyi State has 13 local government areas, 39 persons have purchased forms to contest the chairmanship position in their various areas.
“This goes to show that there is strong affinity between the people of Ebonyi and APC as the leading political party in Nigeria.
“From every indication, this local government election is going to be the most peaceful, transparent, free and fair exercise ever witnessed because every political party will participate and whosoever the masses choose will win, be it APC, PDP, APGA or Labour Party.
“Going by this we are only fielding candidates whose enviable credentials are in the public domain so that the electorate can judge alright without persuasions not minding that APC is the ruling party generally accepted by the people”.