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Police arrest 30 fake delegates at Anambra APC primary

The Nigerian Police had on Saturday, in Awka, arrested over 30 fake delegates at the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship election primary.

The persons were arrested from the seven council areas that have participated in the primary.

They were later moved for further investigation.

The accreditation of delegates which held at Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka commenced at noon and after that delegates were conveyed to Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre in a hired Chisco Luxury Buses.

The venue witnessed the heavy presence of police and civil defense personnel to maintain law and order.

The Chairman of the election committee and Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima said before the elections that the primary would be free and fair.

He added that neither President Muhammadu Buhari nor the APC national leadership has a favoured governorship candidate in Anambra state.

He noted that delegates must identify themselves with any international passport, INEC permanent voters’ Card, National Identity card or driver’s license before he or she would vote before the person would vote.

Eleven aspirants are contesting the governorship primaries in Anambra.

They are Senator Andy Ubah, Hon. Tony Nwoye, Mr. George Muoghalu, Chief Bart Nwibe, Mr. Obinna Uzor and six others.

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