The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has faulted the emergence of Senator Andy Uba as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming November 6 election.
Naija News earlier reported that Uba was declared winner of the Anambra governorship primary of the APC held on Saturday.
The chairman of the APC primary election panel and governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, announced that Uba scored 230,201 votes to emerge as the APC flagbearer.
Reacting to the outcome of the primary election on Monday in an interview with Channels TV, Ngige alleged that the outcome of the primary was a “total fabrication”.
The former governor of Anambra claimed that there was no form of monitoring by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Ngige also alleged that election materials got to various Local Government Areas of the state around 6:30pm on Saturday.
He said: “The outcome of the APC primary election was a total fabrication. Total fabrication. There was no restriction. I, later on, drove around.”
Ngige noted that those who “executed” the exercise are putting the party in “harm’s way”, reiterating his stance to call for the postponement of the primary election.
He said: “Why did you say I was not happy? Can you be happy if you are disenfranchised in a national election? I did not vote for anybody. I did not come out because there was no material.
“The materials got to local government areas around 6:30pm; in some places by 7pm. What will amaze you, the result sheets that came there were photocopied, not genuine result sheets. Photocopies! I have some samples.
“I don’t know what was playing out over there but those who contrived and executed it, they failed it. They are putting the party in harm’s way. They are putting our party in harm’s way because they were no monitoring by INEC.”
Source: Naija News