Unless there are fresh developments such as judicial interventions, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not field gubernatorial candidates in Imo and Zamfara states next year.
The name of the party was missing from the shortlists of political parties’ gubernatorial candidates the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) displayed yesterday.
A source who spoke to The Guardian on the absence of the name of the APC candidate in Imo, said it could be as a result of the internal crisis between Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in -law, Uche Nwosu, and Senator Hope Uzodinma, both of who are claiming to be the authentic candidates of the party.
But former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was among the 67 names on the list, which also included five female candidates.
Former governor of the state, Ikedi Ohakim, who had been touted to have secured the ticket of a party, could not be found on the list. Read more