NIGERIA. The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been at loggerheads with the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, over who should be the authentic Governorship Candidate of the party in the State.
While Oshiomhole submitted the name of Hope Uzodimma as the Candidate to INEC, Rochas Okorocha on the other hand, declared his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as the authentic Governorship Candidate.
However, the APC national chairman has submitted Senator Hope Uzodimma’s name, as the Governorship Candidate of the Imo State All Progressives Congress, APC, which has now been accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Senator Hope Uzodinma
The name of Uzodimma, was pasted at the INEC Office, along Port Harcourt Road, in Owerri, the Imo State capital, with Akaolisa Cyprain Okechukwu, as his running mate.
Reacting, some Political Analysts are of the opinion that with this latest public humiliation of Governor Rochas Okorocha, he may be left with no other option, but to defect from the APC, even though he stated earlier that he would not defect; coupled with the fact that he has been technically abandoned by President Muhammadu Buhari, concerning this matter.