The plan by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha to hand over to his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu appears to have been shattered by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, which has adopted Sen. Hope Uzodinma as the party’s governorship candidate for Imo state.
The decision was taken during a meeting of the NWC held Wednesday in Abuja, Vanguard reports.
In pursuant thereof, the APC has reportedly concluded plans to send the name of Mr. Uzodinma to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC ahead of the November 2 deadline for the submission of governorship candidates.
A source, privy to the outcome of the meeting of the NWC, told the newspaper that the NWC 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 major decisions.
“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”, the source said.
Nwosu had been declared winner of the last Imo APC gov primary, which was boycotted by other aspirants, including Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Mr. Uzodinma, who had won the first primary supervised by Ahmed Gulak led panel, went to court, seeking, among other reliefs, a declaration that he is APC authentic candidate for Imo State Governor Election.
The matter is yet to be decided.