By Ikeugonna Eleke
An Awka-based Legal Practioner, Barr. Anthony Kelechi Agbasiere, has berated Senator Andy Uba and his brothers, Chris and Ugochukwu, for creating confusion in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Agbasiere was speaking in connection to the primary election of the PDP and APC, which held, Saturday, June 26, where Andy Uba emerged as APC candidate and Ugochukwu Uba emerged as candidate of PDP in a faction led by Chris Uba.
The legal practitioner called on the National leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to cancel the just concluded governorship primary of the APC that purportedly produced Senate Andy Uba, as the party standard bearer ahead of Anambra November 6, 2021 guber poll.
Agbasiere alleged that Senator Uba connived with the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, who headed the Electoral Committee in the state, to hijack the collective exercise in favour of Uba.
He said, ‘As far I am concerned, no APC primary was held in Anambra State on Saturday last week.
‘If Andy Uba thinks he is marketable and saleable among other co-contesters in the faces of party supporters, he would have allowed the process open to test his popularity.
‘I can say this anywhere that Senator Andy Uba connived with Governor Abiodun to hijack the election,’ the lawyer insisted.
He said the party should allow other aspirants who had also spent a lot of money to participate in the election to exercise their right as party men.
Speaking of happenings in PDP, he said, ‘Chief Chris Uba is behind all the political crises in Anambra State. He is also causing division in the party.
‘These same Ubas were the people that truncated Dr. Chris Ngige-led government and kidnapped him for not dancing to their direction.
‘As a lawyer who has practiced and has lived in Anambra State for decades, I can tell you, no APC primary election took place in this state.
Agbasiere advised APC to use super delegates as PDP did to elect a marketable and saleable candidate if the party must sustain its unity to win the Anambra election and the 2023 general election respectively.