A panel has been set up to investigate the loss of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state, during the February 23 presidential elections.
The 13-man committee was inaugurated by the acting state chairman of the party, Basil Ejidike, at the party’s secretariat in Awka, the State’s capital.
Speaking at the inauguration of the panel, he said: “We are sure of our popularity in the state; we were surprised that our candidate lost the election in the state.
The party claimed that figures from the state do not reveal the party’s political standing in the state, adding that investigations must be carried out to punish members culpable in the loss.
“Political parties are formed for the sole purpose of winning elections, and if we cannot win the 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 election, which saw our party lying prostrate, without anything to show for its existence and participation in the election.”
APC had 33,298 votes while PDP had 524,738 votes in the state’s election.