Imo APC guber candidate missing as INEC publishes list
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday released the list of governorship candidates in Imo State missing out the name of the candidate representing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The electoral umpire published 67 governorship candidates and their respective running mates at its office in Owerri, the state capital.
The candidates’ names and that of their running mates were displayed alongside their credentials and personal information at the INEC office in Owerri.
Among the top names who made the INEC lists are a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ike Ibe of the Independent Party (IP) and a former Senator, Ifeanyi Araraume of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Others are Micheal Ikoku of the Young Democratic Party, Linus Okorie of the Young Progressives Party and Alloysius Osuji of Mass Action Joint Alliance.
Three women emerged as governorship candidates.
They are, Omeogu Chidiebere of the African Action Congress, Joy Udodiri of MMN and Adaku Ibe of the Democratic Peoples Party.
A source at the INEC office told our correspondent that there were court orders stopping the Commission from publishing the name of the APC governorship candidate.
Uche Nwosu and Senator Hope Uzodinma have been battling in court and within the party for who should be APC candidate.
While Nwosu was declared the winner of the October 6 governorship primary, Uzodinma was allegedly pronounced winner of the October 1 primary.