After the controversy on who is the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, electoral umpire INEC has named Senator Hope Uzodinma on the newly published list.
Hope Uzodinma appeared on the list pasted in INEC office along Port Harcourt Road, Owerri with Akaolisa Cyprian Okechukwu, as his running mate. As observed by Saturday Sun, Hope Uzodinma was omitted from the initial list until 7:52 pm on Friday when it was pasted.
Sun Newspaper reported that “a court struck out the order by Governor Okorocha’s faction stopping the name of Uzodinma from being published as the candidate of the party, the judgement was taken to the National headquarters of INEC, and an order was given that the name of Hope should be pasted immediately.
Other candidates from other parties vying to be the next governor of Imo State are; Hon. Emeka Ihedioha (Peoples Democratic Party); Mr. Okey Eze (Social Democratic Party); Sen. Ifeanyi Ararume (the All Progressives Grand Alliance); Brady Nwosu (Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA); Mr. Ibe Kenechukwu (Accord Party); Mr. Linus Okorie (Young Progressives Party); Chief Ike C. Ibe (Independent Democrats); Hon. Tony Nwulu (United Progressives Party); Mr Ngozi Oleh (All Grassroots Alliance); Mr Ukaegbu Joseph Ikechukwu (Labour Party) and Mr Ejike Chukwu (African Democratic Party).
Among the list were five female governorship candidates namely: Mrs Joy Emeziam (GPN), Ijeoma Onwubuariri (NDLP), Mercy Adaku Ibeh (DP), Onyeka Immaculata Umunnakwe (AAP) and Mrs Nkemjika Ahumonye Ihemadu of the National Conscience Party.
Credit: Sun News Online