Imo Gu­ber: Oko­rocha loses as APC sub­mits Uzod­inma’s name

Weekly Trust - - Front Page - Jude Aguguo Owua­manam, Ow­erri

The furore over who will fly the flag of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in the 2019 gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion in Imo State might have been put to rest fol­low­ing the sub­mis­sion of the name of Sen­a­tor Hope Uzod­inma as the can­di­date of the party.

Im­pec­ca­ble sources close to the party in the state con­fided in Daily Trust that the party ac­cepted the re­sult of the Ahmed Ahmed Gu­lak com­mit­tee which de­clared Uzod­inma win­ner of the Oc­to­ber 1 pri­mary in pref­er­ence to the Oc­to­ber 6 resched­uled elec­tion held by the Ibrahim Ag­babi­aka panel that de­clared Uche Nwosu win­ner.

When our cor­re­spon­dent vis­ited the state of­fice of INEC yes­ter­day, a source said the list was yet to be made pub­lic.

In a re­lated devel­op­ment, a Fed­eral High Court sit­ting in Ow­erri presided over Jus­tice M.T. Sal­ihu, also yes­ter­day granted an Or­der of In­terim In­junc­tion re­strain­ing the APC and its Na­tional Or­ga­niz­ing Sec­re­tary, Hon Emma Ibe­diro, from sub­mit­ting any other name other than that of Uche Nwosu for the pur­pose of con­duct­ing an elec­tion into the of­fice of gov­er­nor of Imo State pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of the mo­tion in no­tice.

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