Posted by Grand News | 6 October 2018 | 743 times
The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirants in Imo State have backed Senator Hope Uzodinma, the declared winner of the Imo State governorship primary election conducted on Oct. 1 by the Ahmed Gulak Election Committee.
The aspirants who are five in number said any attempt to conduct another primary in the state will be resisted, as the primary election which was conducted in the 305 electoral wards of the 27 local government areas of the state, was authentic and should be upheld by the party.
The aspirants made this known in a communique read by one of them and current Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.
“It would be in the best interest of the party to affirm the victory of Senator Hope Uzodinma as the governorship candidate of the party to, ensure overall victory during the 2019 general elections in Imo State.
“Our supporters and aspirants for the other elective positions will neither participate nor accept the result of a repeat governorship primary election in Imo State.
“Such will create chaos and violence in the peace loving state and deny APC the chances of inexpensive victory during the 2019 elections.”
The aspirants further expressed commitment to the electoral success of APC in 2019, while pleading that “the National leadership should call Gov. Rocha’s Okorocha to order.
“Any disposition to thuggery and brigandage is the greatest threat to the peace and security of the state and may jeopardise the chances of the party in the forthcoming election,” they said.
Aspirants that endorsed Sen. Hope Uzodinma as winner of the primary election are Prince Eze Madumere and Sir Jude Ejiogu, Air Commodore Peter Gbujie (rtd), Mr Eche George and Dr Chris Nlemoha.
The party had declared that the result submitted by Gulak electoral committee was fake, while Gulak insisted that the result submitted was authentic.
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