Breaking: APC postpones Lagos, Imo governorship primaries

Breaking: APC postpones Lagos, Imo governorship primaries

Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the party’s governorship primaries for Imo and Lagos states have been postponed.The elections which were scheduled for Sunday, have been moved till Monday, October 1.

He said they were shifted for logistic reasons. The two states are scheduled to hold direct primaries to select the governorship candidate of the party.

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In Lagos, two aspirants, incumbent Akinwunmi Ambode and Babajide Sanwo-Olu are left in the race, after the third aspirant, Obafemi Hamzat withdrew for Sanwo-Olu.

In Imo, nine aspirants are in the race. They are Senator Hope Uzodinma, Uche Nwosu being backed by Governor Rochas Okorocha, deputy governor Prince Eze Madumere, Sir Jude Ejiogu and Barr. Chima Anozie.

Others are Dr. Chris Emenike Nlemoha , Sir Eche George Ezenna , Chukwudi Celestine Ololo and Air Commodore Peter Gbujie. had earlier reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.

The vice president met him alongside Dr. Femi Hamzat, one of the Lagos state governorship aspirants who had earlier announced his withdrawal from the race to support Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The meeting was held on Saturday afternoon at Ikoyi, Lagos.

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The APC made this known in a tweet that read: "Just in: VP Prof. Yemi Osibajo @ProfOsinbajo meets Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jideS and Dr. Femi Hamzat @FemiHamzat, this afternoon at Ikoyi, Lagos, just after Hamzat stepped down to endorse Sanwoolu for the Lagos Guber race."

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