Taiwo Amodu – Abuja
BORNO state governor and chairman of the Committee that conducted the
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Anambra
State, Kashim Shettima, last night submitted the report of his team to
the national chairman of the party, Odigie Oyegun at the latter
residence in Abuja.
Governor Shettima, in company of the Committee’s Secretary, Navy
Commander Giwa Daramola (Rtd) and three members, Engineer Muazu
Magaji, Dr. Ray Murphy and Alhaji Mustapha Mayana presented the
report to the National Organizing Secretary of the APC, Osita Izunaso.
The Committee in its report declared that the process was free and
fair despite claims of some of the aggrieved aspirants.
Part of the report submitted to the party national chairman by
Governor Shettima read in part:’’
‘’The committee also notes with satisfaction that before and during
the election, none of the aspirants raised questions concerning the
integrity of the list of delegates.
‘’The committee notes with satisfaction that all delegates were duly
accredited and conveyed to voting venue in the presence of agents of
all aspirants and none of the agents raised questions about the
integrity of the process before and during the election. The committee
notes with satisfaction that none of the aspirants questioned
procedures of voting, sorting, collation and counting of results
before, during and after the election.
The committee notes with satisfaction that security agencies provided
adequate personnel that guaranteed the integrity of the entire process
and that none of aspirants raised questions concerning the integrity
of any security personnel.
‘’The committee notes with satisfaction that chairman of the election
appeal panel , former Minister of Works, Dr Hassan Lawal was in Awka
with the committee and he observed all election processes.
Presidential Adviser to the President Baba Femi Ojudu was also in Awka
to observe the election at the instance of the National Secretariat
and he has prepared his report.
‘’The committee also note that the Independent National Election
Commission (INEC) observed conduct of the election in compliance with
electoral laws. Most importantly, the committee notes with
satisfaction that the Election held peacefully with none of the
aspirants raising any complaints before the committee in relation to
the integrity of all processes of the election”
Receiving the report, the APC National Organizing Secretary, Senator
Osita Izunaso commended the Governor and members of his committee for
what he described as a ‘good job’ and promised to table the report
before the National Working Committee of the party. He thanked the
Governor for accepting what he described was “a difficult national
assignment that most people tend to avoid”.
The Governor and members of his committee later held a closed door
session with members of the National Working Committee
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