- Imo State Deputy Governor Placid Njoku has been dropped for Lady Chinyere Ihuoma Ekomaro ahead of the November governorship election
- Governor Hope Uzodimma disclosed this while unveiling Ekomaro in the state capital, Owerri, on Saturday
- The governor said he has no issue with Njoku, adding that the decision to run with Ekomaro is based on political strategy
Choice of Ekomaru due to political permutations
As reported by Daily Trust, the governor said his decision to drop Njoku and pick Ekomaro was based on political permutations.
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He noted that he had no issue with incumbent Deputy Governor Njoku,
APC remains the best choice for Imo
Uzodimma added that the ruling APC is the best choice for Imo state as he has fulfilled all his campaign promises to the people.
He stated further that he does not need to employ tactics, propaganda, or deceitful politics to achieve re-election.
“I have enumerated a few of our achievements today just to let Imo people know that the APC government remains the best bet to the attainment of improved life and economic development we all yearn for,”
“So, during the campaign for re-election, I want my work to do the campaigns. So, Imo people that I know are very appreciative of what we have done in the last 43 months.”
Imo 2023: Former lawmaker, 5,000 PDP members defect to APC
Ahead of the crucial gubernatorial elections in Imo State, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), led by a former House of Representative member, Jerry Alagbaoso, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement obtained by Legit.ng on Monday, July 17, it was gathered that about 5,000 followers of the former lawmaker also defected from the PDP to APC.
Imo 2023: Defection hits PDP as top members swap to APC
The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is becoming formidable ahead of the crucial off-cycle gubernatorial polls. On Monday, June 19, the ruling party received defectors from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
They were received by the governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, at the Imo State House in Owerri, the state capital.