Imo PDP Holds Gov Primary, State Chairman Absent…

Written by on April 12, 2023

Ahead of the November 11 Governorship Election in Imo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday held the party’s primary at its state secretariat along the Okigwe Road in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Governorship elections are expected to hold in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states on November 11, 2023.

According to the State Organising Secretary of the PDP, Lawrence Biado, the seven-man electoral panel constituted by the National Working Committee headed by Kenneth Okon is present to monitor the primary in Imo.

He said even though the primary is a consensus arrangement with the National Secretary of the Party, with Samuel Anyanwu as the sole contestant, about 942 candidates from the 27 local government areas of the state, are expected to vote in line with the Electoral Act 2022 to affirm that the delegates are in agreement with the consensus arrangement.

However, a former Governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, and the state chairman of the party, Charles Ugwu were conspicuously absent. Ihedioha had weeks ago pulled out from the PDP governorship race.

The PDP is expected to produce a candidate to challenge the reelection of Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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