February  27,  2016


The All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee on Monday, disqualified Senator Uche Ekwunife from contesting in the forthcoming Anambra Central Senatorial District rerun elections under the umbrella of the party.

In a report gathered by Breaking Times, the screening committee noted that Senator Uche Ekwunife could be classified as more or less a fair weather hen, raising deep concerns over the way and manner she dumps political parties at will, leaving the parties factionalized. She jumped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) back to PDP or vice versa and now to APC, the report emphasized. They further noted that her antecedents contravenes Section 4(3) of the 2014 Guideline for nomination of candidate for public office.

The screening committee, however commended the doggedness and faithfulness of Barrister Sharon Ikeazor,  who was a member of the defunct All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), woman leader of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and woman leader interim National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Party (APC). They highlighted the fact that her trajectory shows loyalty, perseverance and consistency to the emergence of the APC and was consequently recommended to fly the party’s flag in the rerun elections.

Recall that Senator Uche Ekwunife who was sacked by the Appeal court in Enugu on December 6, 2015 on grounds of irregularities dumped the PDP for the APC, citing her decision as an important one because the Igbos needed to have a strong representation in national politics.


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