Anambra Election : PDP Disqualify Aspirant Over Dual Citizenship
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disqualified Mr. Akolisa Ufodike from participating in the Anambra State governorship primary election for holding Nigerian and Canadian citizenships.
The party has already cleared, Stella Oduah, oil magnate, Dr. Patrick Ubah and House of Representatives member, Lynda Ikpeazu for the governorship primary.
A former Minister of State, John Okechukwu Emeka and Dr. Alex Obiogolu were also cleared by the party.
However, Mr. Oseloka Henry Obaze’s clearance was put on hold while waiting for the approval of his waiver application.
The Chairman of the screening committee, Alhaji Adamu Maina Waziri, disclosed to newsmen the outcome of the exercise, said Ufodike was disqualified based on the provision of Section 182(1) of the Nigerian Constitution.
According to Waziri, it was stated boldy that anyone that has ambition to become a governor of a state must hold only a Nigerian citizenship.