- APC national chairman, Oshiomhole, has sacked Ahmed Gulak-led committee for the party’s governorship primaries in Imo state
- Oshiomhole said the committee was sacked after the governorship primaries it conducted produced fake results
- He expressed the hope that the process would be completed before the weekend
The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday, October 2, said the party leadership has sacked the Ahmed Gulak-led committee for the party’s governorship primaries in Imo state.
The Punch reports that Oshiomhole said this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Legit.ng gathers that the former Edo state governor said he was at the Presidential Villa to brief Buhari on developments in the party.
He added that the results being paraded as the result of the Imo governorship primaries was fake, hence the need to sack the committee. He expressed the hope that the process would be completed before the weekend.
Oshiomhole said: “The case of Imo state is not too good news for today, but not surprising, they have to learn to begin to comply with rules.
“They have two fake results. None of them is genuine and we will disband, we will appoint fresh committee, an Electoral Panel that will conduct transparent direct primaries that reflect the will of members of APC in Imo state, regardless of the interest and the powers that were behind any of the groups.
“The truth does not require supporters’ club to stand; it has its legs, it has its heads and we will do just that.”
Legit.ng had previously reported that the APC suspended the governorship primaries in Imo state indefinitely following controversy.
Yekini Nabena who is the party's spokesperson announced the suspension on Tuesday, October 2. He also said the senatorial primaries in all the 36 states of the country had been postponed until October 3.
The governorship ticket is fiercely among Uche Nwosu, an in-law of incumbent Governor Rochas Okorocha, Hope Uzodinma, a serving senator; and current deputy governor, Eze Madumere.
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