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Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has finally released a 582-member list of its National Campaign Council for the governorship election in Imo State.
The Eastern Updates reports that the time table released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said the Imo State governorship election will hold on the 11th of November.
However, APC said Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River State will head the campaign council.
Tweeting, the ruling party disclosed that the campaign council will be inaugurated on Saturday 16 in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
According to APC: ‘UPDATED LIST: The Governor of Cross River State, H.E. Bassey Edet Otu heads the Party’s updated 582-member National Campaign Council for the 11th November, Imo Governorship election.
‘The inauguration holds on Saturday, September 16, at the Landmark Event Centre, Owerri, by 11am.’
In another report, ahead of the 11th of November, 2023 governorship election in Imo State, members of the Catholic Laity Council from Abia, Anambra and Imo States have thrown their weight behind Governor Hope Uzodinma.
They did on Monday when the newly sworn in executive members of the body made a courtesy call on the Governor at Government House Owerri to show support after their swearing-in ceremony.
Grand Patron of the Catholic Laity Council, Prof Maurice Iwu, Executive Secretary of the Group, Barr ( Dame) Chisara Egwim- Chima and the Owerri Provincial Council President, Hon. Placidus Onyedika Chijioke, led other officials to the meeting.
Briefing Governor Uzodimma on the reason for the meeting, Chijioke thanked him for finding time to interface with them, noting that the body appreciates all he has been doing to turn around the fortunes of Imo State since assuming office in January 2020.