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INEC Removes Imo Governorship Candidate From 2019 List


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The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] has removed the governorship candidates for the ruling All Progressives Congress [APC] in Imo State from the candidacy list published on Friday.

Currently, the state APC has two candidates laying claim to the ticket, namely, Senator Hope Uzodinma and Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.

While Senator Uzodinma was declared winner of the October 1 governorship primary, Uche Nwosu was declared winner of the October 6 primary.

The list which was published earlier today by the electoral umpire at INEC office in Owerri, the state capital, has 67 governorship candidates and their respective running mates.

Some of the names who made the lists were:

  1. Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha for the People’s Democratic Party [PDP]
  2. Barrister Alloysius Osuji of Mass Action Joint Alliance [MAJA]
  3. A former Senator, Ifeanyi Araraume for the All Progressives Grand Alliance [APGA]
  4. MIke Ibe for the Independent Party
  5. Micheal Ikoku for the Young Democratic Party [YDP],
  6. Linus Okorie for the Young Progressives Party
  7. Omeogu Chidiebere of the African Action Congress [AAC]
  8. Joy Udodiri of MMN and Adaku Ibe of the Democratic Peoples Party [DPP], et al.

Uzodinma and Uche Nwosu are battling, both in court and within the party for who should be its candidate.

Recently, the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha threatened to destroy the fortunes of the party in the state if his annointed candidate and son-in-law, Nwosu, failed to make the list.

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