2019 Presidential Election: We’ll probe how Buhari lost Anambra — APC



The All Progressives Congress has instituted a probe into President Muhammadu Buhari’s loss in the February 23 presidential election in Anambra State.

The party had set up a committee to investigate the reason for the poor performance of Buhari in the poll in the state.

The Acting State chairman of the party, Basil Ejidike, who inaugurated the 13-man probe committee at the party’s secretariat in Awka, said the panel would investigate the role of every stakeholder in the state in the election and recommend sanctions as appropriate.

He said, “We are sure of our popularity in the state; we were surprised that our candidate lost the election in the state.


“That’s why we have to investigate the reasons behind this with a view to punishing our members found culpable in this loss.

Ejidike added, “Political parties are formed for the sole purpose of winning elections, and if we cannot win election, then we are not in business.

“That is the reason we have set up this fact-finding committee that will probe into what happened before and during the last general elections, which saw our party lying prostrate, without anything to show for its existence and participation in the election.”

The 13-man committee had Mr. C.J. Chinwuba as chairman, Kingsley Ibe as Vice Chairman and Dr Peter Ogbuka as Secretary.

Our correspondent recalled that Buhari polled about 33,000 votes in the presidential election in the state, while his opponent of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar, scored no fewer than 500,000 votes.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige had, shortly after the poll, threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission, stating that the Commission’s results were not the true reflection of the party’s performance in the poll.

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