- The PDP has appointed the Zamfara State governor, Dauda Lawal, as the campaign director general of the party in the November 11 governorship election in Imo State
- Speaking to journalists after the meeting of the party, Governor Lawal expressed confidence in defeating Governor Hope Uzodinma of the APC, adding his recent parley with Rochas Okorocha would amount to nothing
- On his part, Samuel Nyanwu, the PDP candidate in the state, maintained that the APC has never won an election in Imo, expressed confidence that the APC will lose in the election
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The first-time governor of the northwest state vowed to unseat Governor Hope Uzodinma, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming election, urging the people of the state to remain resolute.
Governor Lawal of Zamfara promises to lead PDP to defeat APC Uzondinma in Imo
Recall that Uzodinma is the chairman of the Southeast Governors' Forum and the chair of the APC Progressives Governors' Forum. Still, he is in the off-season election for his second-term ambition in office.
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When asked about the recent parley between Uzodinma and his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha, Governor Lawal said he was never intimidated by the alliance, adding that he faced a similar threat in Zamfara and he became the victor in the March 18 governorship election in the state.
Governor Lawal said:
"You should know Dauda will not be intimidated by anybody, I went through that in Zamfara State, and for Imo, it is not new. As I said, we remain committed, and victory will be ours come November 11."
APC has never won in Imo, Anyanwu expresses confidence
On his part, Samuel Anyawu, the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state, said he was confidence in defeating the incumbent, adding that the APC has never won an election in the state and that it was always through court proceedings.
Lawal was appointed at the party's meeting on Saturday, August 19, at the PDP Secretariat in Abuja.
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Sokoto: Fresh crisis as Shehu Shagari dumps PDP for APC
Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP had lost another strong and founding member, Mukhtar Shehu Shagari, to the APC in Sokoto State.
Shagari served as minister of water resources under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a one-time deputy governor of the state.
The PDP has been blamed for the defection of Shagari to the APC, citing the opposition party's unfairness and unjust to the former minister.