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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and he is now set to fly the flag of the party in the upcoming guber elections.
The Chairman of the Imo State Governorship Primary Election Committee, Rear Admiral William Kayoda (retd.), declared Uzodimma as the party’s candidate for the 11th November exercise.
Uzodimma emerged at the party’s primary held at the Ndubuisi Kanu Square in Owerri, the state capital, on Friday.
The governor polled 63,618 votes after the party adopted the direct primary mode of election.
In his acceptance speech, the governor promised to redouble his efforts in tackling insecurity and delivering good governance to the people of the state if re-elected.
He also promised not to disappoint the people of the state if elected for a second term and expressed optimism about winning the November exercise.
This is coming barely few days after Senator Samuel Anyanwu who is the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), emerged as the candidate of the opposition party.
This followed the PDP’s primary held on Wednesday the party’s primary in its state secretariat along the Okigwe Road in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Off-cycle governorship elections are expected to hold in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states on the 11th of November this year.
According to the State Organising Secretary of the PDP, Lawrence Biado, the seven-man electoral panel constituted by the National Working Committee headed by Kenneth Okon is present to monitor the primary in Imo.
However, a former Governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, was conspicuously absent. Ihedioha had weeks ago pulled out from the PDP governorship race.