The coast is now clear for Tony Nwoye, as the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday confirmed him as the party’s standard bearer for the November 18 governorship election.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee, held at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
The John Odigie-Oyegun-led NWC considered the report of the Dr. Hassan Lawal-led appeal panel, which investigated a petition filed by Senator Andy Uba, who alleged that irregularities marred the conduct of the primary.
The APC NWC dismissed his appeal, stating that it was satisfied with Nwoye’s emergence.
It declared that the primary committee conducted a free, fair and transparent primary.
“We scrutinised the petition and considered the report of our Appeal Committee. We also watched tapes, studied the processes, including accreditation and voting.
Recall that the committee that conducted the primary submitted its report to the party on Sunday.
Headed by Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, the committee stated that none of the 12 contestants questioned the integrity of all processes before, during and after the August 26 primaries which held in Awka.