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A heavy crowd of supporters rallied behind Hope Uzodinma, the incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, as he vies for a second term. This came on Wednesdays in anticipation of the upcoming November 11th elections.
The Eastern Updates has been informed that Senator Kashim Shettima, who holds the office of Vice President, took the lead on Wednesday in bringing a delegation of notable APC leaders to Imo State. Their mission was to commence the party’s campaign for the November 11 governorship election.
The Dan Anyiam Stadium played host to the event, which saw a massive gathering of party enthusiasts, state party officials, and renowned personalities in attendance, including APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, Senator Rochas Okorocha, and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
While these developments continues, Chief Tony Chukwu, a prominent member of the APC, has offered guidance to Athan Achonu, the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party (LP), proposing that he should withdraw from the race in favor of Hope Uzodimma, the APC candidate.
Chukwu’s advice was shared during the Imo State Council of Elders’ session, which convened at his home in Umeze 1, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
He explained that his request was grounded in an agreement made by Imo Elders, outlining the reinstatement of a rotational governorship system. This agreement dictates that the governorship in Imo will alternate among the state’s three zones, with Governor Hope Uzodimma, the current incumbent, given the chance to complete his second term in office.
Chukwu insisted on the implementation of this agreement, noting that it is in line with the practices observed in Abia, Anambra, Enugu, and Ebonyi States.