The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and AbdulRasaq AbdulRahman of Kwara to head its reconciliation efforts on the Anambra governorship election.
John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), announced this in a statement on Sunday.
He said the decision to appoint the governors followed the recently concluded APC primaries to elect the party’s candidates for the November 6 Anambra governorship election.
“The CECPC has appointed the Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Governor of Kwara, AbdulRasaq AbdulRahman, to unify and strengthen the party in the state ahead of the elections.
“The two party leaders are charged with the responsibility of bringing together all the erstwhile aspirants and their supporters to join the campaign organisation of the party and achieve victory for it in the state,” he said.
Mr Akpanudoedehe noted that the governors were mandated to do everything reasonable and necessary to ensure that all feuding parties, erstwhile aspirants, and their supporters close ranks and worked for the APC.
Andy Uba won the June 26 primary conducted by Governor Dapo Abiodun-led committee. Fourteen aspirants took part in the election. They included Mr Uba, Nwokafor Daniel, George Moghalu, Paul Orajiaka, Edozie Madu, Chidozie Nwankwo, Maxwell Okoye, Geoffrey Onyejegbu, Azuka Okwuosa, Onwa Mokelu, Igwebuike Hygers, Godwin Okonkwo, Beneth Etiaba, and Onunkwo Obinna.
Most of the aspirants, including Mr Moghalu, had criticised the primary election, saying it was marred with irregularities and never held in some parts of the state.