The All Progressive Congress, APC, National Working Committee has declared Senator Hope Uzodinma as the party’s governorship candidate for Imo state
The final decision was taken on Wednesday, October 31, in Abuja, during a meeting of the NWC. The ruling party has concluded all arrangements to send the name of the senator to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the November 2 deadline to submit candidates’ names.
Governor Rochas Okorocha had been earlier asked by the party’s leadership, to choose between his senatorial ambition and his desire to have his son in-law, Uche Nwosu, succeed him. He reportedly explained why he and Nwosu were the best candidates for the senatorial and governorship seats; however, before then, the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, advised him (Okorocha) to cede 45 per cent of the party structure to the Senator Uzodinma group.