Congress, APC, has adopted Senator Hope Uzodinma as the governorship
candidate of the party for Imo state.
The final decision on the issue was taken during a meeting of the NWC held on Wednesday in Abuja.
Accordingly, APC has concluded all arrangements to
send the name of the senator to the Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC, ahead of the November 2 deadline for the submission of
A source who was privy to the outcome
of the meeting of the NWC told Vanguard that the meeting again reviewed
the conduct of primaries in the states especially in areas where there
were challenges and decided to weigh its options before arriving at
“Although, the chairman was summoned to the
villa in the middle of the meeting, but the decision on Imo was almost
unanimous. Hope Uzodinma is the man”, said the source.
had earlier reported how the party leadership had asked the Imo state
Governor, Rochas Okorocha to chose between his senatorial ambition and
his desire to have his son in-law, Mr Nwosu as his successor.
governor was reported to have explained why he and Mr Nwosu were the
best candidates for the governorship and senatorial seats, arguing that
no one could win election in the state as presently constituted without
Before then, the national chairman of the party,
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole had advised the governor to cede 45 percent of
the party structure to the Sen. Uzodinma group in a bid to cater for the
interest of the contending forces within the party.