- Governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Imo state have started defecting to other parties
- This is coming after Senator Ifeanyi Ararume reportedly declared himself as the party's governorship candidate in the state
- One of the aggrieved aspirants include the former governor of the state, Ikedi Ohakim
Following the reported declaration of Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate in Imo state, over 13 governorship aspirants of the party have started defecting to other political parties.
Vanguard reports that Ikedi Ohakim, Frank Nneji, Bright Nwanne, Steve Nwoga, Sam Amadi and Okey Eze were displeased with Ararume's declaration.
Legit.ng gathers that others are Charles Onyeagbako, Zik Azike, Uche Onyegucha, Ike Ibeh, Nick OparaNdudu, Chike Nsofor, Philip Ibekwe, Obi Njoku and Stanley Amuchie.
Ohakim was said to have settled for Accord party to pursue his governorship ambition, while some were said to have initiated negotiation to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP).
One of the aggrieved APGA members, Amadi, said: “The plot to impose candidate must be resisted. We have resolved to present a consensus candidate. We will come out with our position and let the public know our stand.”
Another member, Ezeh, said: “No election took place he only declared himself winner of the primary with the support of his supporters, thugs and militants at the sports centre in Owerri."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Frank Nneji, the chief executive officer of ABC transport and 13 other governorship aspirants in Imo state on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), had agreed to adopt a consensus candidate.
Other aspirants are Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of the state and Uche Onyeagocha, former member, House of Representatives, Ike Ibe, Humphrey Anumudu, Steve Nwoga and Sam Amadi.
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