By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The All Progressives Congress (APC) appeal committee for the Party’s August 26, 2017 Anambra State Governorship Primaries submitted the Committee’s report on Tuesday at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
The APC National Organising Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso received the report from the Secretary of the three-member appeal committee, Dr. Nosa Aladeselu. The committee also comprises Dr. Hassan Lawal (Chairman) and Hon. Mala Fantami (member).
Sen. Izunaso who received the report on behalf of the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said a final decision on the appeal committee’s report and recommendations will be taken by the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
Izunaso said: “This is just one of the processes. After primaries, there will sometimes be an appeal. If there are petitions, they will be sent to the appeal committee and the committee will look at the petition and also forward their report and recommendations to the National Working Committee (NWC). This report will be presented to the NWC to enable us take the final decision.”
During the presentation ceremony, the Secretary of the appeal committee, Dr. Nosa Aladeselu disclosed that the report contains the main report of the committee’s meeting, original affidavit of petitions received by the committee and the committee’s recommendations.
Aladeselu said: “Receiving petitions according to the APC constitution is seven days after the primary election and within the next seven days, our committee should meet to submit a report and that is exactly what we have done in this case. A number of persons submitted petitions and also a good number of representations of our party members in Anambra state also made personal appearances. We also had situation where some who could not come, submitted the affidavit of their understanding of the processes they observed to the committee.
“What you have here is a collection of all the complaints and responses. After reviewing the petitions from our members at the primaries, we also invited persons, officials and other stakeholders who were indicted by the petitioners. The committee also took testimonies from persons whose responses were key to our report. So what we have here is our analysis of the petition, our understanding of the witnesses we received. We have given our recommendation to the national working committee who will in their own wisdom decide on the final outcome.”