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ONITSHA—The Labour Party in Anambra State will on August 28 hold its governorship primaries to nominate the party flag bearer for the November 16 governorship poll in the state.
Addressing reporters at the party secretariat, Awka, the state chairman, Mr Sam Onyearugbulam, said so far, the party had three aspirants, including Dr Ifeanyi Ubah and two unidentified others.
He said of the three aspirants, only Dr Ifeanyi Ubah had paid the necessary fees and scaled through the party screening to qualify him to contest the primaries, while the unidentified aspirants were yet
to concretize their intention to run for the plum position on the platform of the party.
Last week, the party in its congress, elected five delegates each from the 21 local government areas of the state that would join the statutory delegates to nominate the party flag bearer next Wednesday.
Onyearugbulem, who said he was very comfortable with INEC arrangement for the governorship poll, urged the electoral body to give all the political parties a level playing ground by conducting a credible, free and fair election.
On the scheduled October 5 local government poll in the state, he said the party was prepared and ready for the LG poll whenever Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission, ANSIEC, was ready to conduct it.
However, he expressed doubt that ANSIEC would conduct the election this year as it had started on a faulty note by postponing the issuance of Forms 001 and 002 that political parties should give to their candidates to fill and submit to it .