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PDP Disqualifies Two Anambra Governorship Candidates, Clears 15

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has disqualified two governorship candidates in Anambra State for failing to produce an up-to-date tax clearance certificate during screening.

Chairman of the PDP appeal committee on Anambra governorship election, Mahmud Shinkafi, former governor of Zamfara State, said 15 other aspirants were cleared.

Shinkafi named Sylvester Okonkwo and Owuanyin Afamefuna as the two disqualified candidates.

The Anambra governorship election has been slated for November 26, while the state primaries are expected to hold three months earlier on August 24.

The screening panel headed by Aminu Wali had on August 6 screened 17 aspirants and cleared 13 while four were disqualified.

However, Ugochukwu Okeke and Tony Nwoye, were cleared by the committee on Wednesday, bringing the total number of aspirants to 15.

The remaining 13 deemed eligible to contest the party’s primaries include: Obinna Uzoh, MikeOkoye, Akachukwu Nwankpo, Josephine Anenih, Emmanuel Anosike, Andy Ubah, Jerry Ugokwe.

Others are: Nicholas Ukachukwu, Patrick Ogbomo, Kramer Ifunanyachukwu, Alex Obiogbolu, CharlesOdunukwe and Walter Okeke.