Ex-senator Achonu emerges Imo LP gov candidate

THE Labour Party (LP) has declared Senator Achonu as its governorship candidate for the Imo State gubernatorial election.

This came after the party’s governorship primary, which was held in Owerri on Saturday, April 15.

Achonu, with 134 votes, was declared the candidate, while his closest rival in the primary, Major General Jack Ogunewe, scored 121.

Achonu represented Imo North in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

But in December 2015, the Appeal Court in Owerri, Imo State capital, upturned his election and declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Benjamin Uwajumogu, the winner.

So far, all three major parties have elected their candidates for the governorship election.




     

     

    Senator Hope Uzodimma is the candidate of the APC, while Samuel Anyanwu is that of the PDP.

    The Imo State election is slated for November 11, along with some other states holding off-cycle elections.

    On March 18, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the government election with 28 states on March 18.

    The election did not hold in Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Osun and Ondo states, as elections to the office of governors of the states are held off-cycle and not part of the general elections.

    Beloved John is an investigative reporter with International Centre for Investigative Reporting.

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