Press "Enter" to skip to content

14 Imo APGA governorship aspirants opt for consensus candidate

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ABC transport, Mr Frank Nneji, and 13 other governorship aspirants in Imo on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), have agreed to adopt a consensus candidate.

Other aspirants are: Dr Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of the state and Mr Uche Onyeagocha, former member, House of Representatives, Ike Ibe, Humphrey Anumudu and Steve Nwoga, Sam Amadi.

Charley Onyeagbako, Chike Nsofor, Ziggy Azike, Philip Ibekwe, Nick Opara-Ndudu, Bright Nwanne and Obi Njoku.

The aspirants made the agreement in a statement they issued in Owerri on Monday.

They, however, expressed concern that the party leadership in the state could not to meet the Oct. 7 deadline of INEC for submission of names of the candidates of the party for all elective positions.

They also condemned the failure of the party leadership to conduct a credible primary election.

The aspirants assured supporters of their unflinching determination to continue to resist imposition of a candidate on the party.

“The failure of the leadership of the party to guarantee credible primaries for Imo APGA is a terrible disappointment. The plot to impose a candidate on Imo APGA will continue to be resisted.

“We have resolved to present a consensus candidate from among the aspirants after due process and consultation between all APGA governorship aspirants and party leaders,” they read.

The aspirants had in a related development rejected the results of a governorship primary election claimed to have been conducted at the Kanu Nwankwo sports centre, Owerri on Sunday which saw Mr Ifeanyi Araraume emerge winner.

A front line aspirant, Mr Uche Onyeagocha, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr MacDonald Enwere described the process as a “kangaroo primary”, adding that it was the “height of desperation.”

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: