It was a catalogue of woes for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as its attempt to organise governorship primaries in some states ended up stoking fresh controversies and confusion.
In Imo, the exercise, which was slated to hold yesterday, began on a note of suspense and worry as the whereabouts of the head of the primary election committee Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, could not be ascertained.
While the search for Gulak lasted, allegations began to mount that he must have disappeared to write favourable but fictitious results for the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, Hope Uzodimma, a development which culminated in members of the committee announcing Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Mr. Uche Nwosu, as the winner of the primary.
The state chairman of the party, Mr. Daniel Nwafor, raised the alarm over the disappearance of Gulak, a former Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters.
The inability of the party to contact the chairman of the primary election committee was cited as reason for the inability to conduct the primary, just as the materials for the exercise were said to be in the office of the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadinma.