APC supporters shutdown party headquarters over…

On Monday, 15 October 2018, APC supporters stormed the National Headquarters in Abuja over the emergence of Governor Rochas Okoracha’s son in-law, Honorable Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, as the party’s governorship flag bearer in Imo State.

Jubilation ensued in the crowd because the 43-year-old won the APC governorship primaries on Sunday 6 October 2018. The Former Chief of Staff to Imo state polled 269, 524 to defeat 8 other candidates.

The President, Muhammadu Buhari and National Party Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, were commended for the great work and for implementing #NotTooYoungToRun Act in Imo State.

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Speaking to our correspondent, Mr Umaru Abdullahi said ” We are here to thank the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole who deemed it necessary to allow the people to express their franchise by electing Honorable Ugwumba Uche Nwosu as the flag bearer of Imo State”

“We have the hope that we are going to actualize the #NotTooYoungToRun Act which has been passed into law recently. That is why we are here to thank the National Chairman of the party in collaboration with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for ensuring that #NotTooYoungToRun Act will become a reality come 2019” said Mr Shauibu Sani.

Nwosu’s closest rival was Chuks Ololo, who polled 6428 votes, while the Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere got 2, 646 votes.

Recall that earlier in the year, tension ensued between Governor Rochas and his deputy over his successor. Rochas had declared his preference for Nwosu.

In another vein, One of the governorship aspirants, Chima Anozie, has maintained that the results were doctored.

Speaking to Punch, he said,

“I have always said it that those figures were manufactured. They just allocated what they liked. I did not participate in any primary. If any had held, I would have won.”

Other aspirants under a coalition known as the Imo Allied Forces, with Senator Hope Uzodimma and Eze Madumere, claimed that they were not part of the process, adding that they had gone to court to stop the primaries.

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