Imo Election: Why Odunzeh “Stands a Chance” Against Uzodimma, Anyanwu, Others, NNPP Chieftain Shares

Imo Election: Why Odunzeh “Stands a Chance” Against Uzodimma, Anyanwu, Others, NNPP Chieftain Shares

  • It is just 4 days to the 2023 Imo state gubernatorial election; one of the three off-cycle polls that will be held before the end of the year
  • The two top candidates in the election are believed to be the All Progressives Congress (APC's) Hope Uzodimma and Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
  • A former house of assembly hopeful, Razaq Aderibigbe, spoke to Legit.ng and talked up the chances of Uche Odunzeh, the NNPP's standard-bearer

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

Owerri, Imo state - Adekunle Razaq Aderibigbe, a chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Lagos state, has said Uche Odunzeh, the candidate of the party in the coming Imo state governorship election, “stands a chance of gaining more acceptance and support” towards the poll.

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Speaking in an interview with Legit.ng, Aderibigbe said Odunzeh is a strong contender in the upcoming poll.

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The Imo state governorship election has been slated for Saturday, November 11. Photo credit: Njoku Macdonald Obinna
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Imo election: 'NNPP candidate not a pushover'

The Lagos NNPP chieftain cited Odunzeh’s ‘youthfulness’ as well as his political antecedent. Odunzeh, 42, is a former member of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Aderibigbe told Legit.ng:

“The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) candidate is not a pushover.
“Hon. Uche Ben Odunzeh is young but not new in the political terrain being a former PDP stakeholder.
“Considering the brouhaha surrounding the incumbent candidate, Gov. Hope Uzodimma, and loggerheads with the Labour Party (LP) and People’s Democratic Party candidates, Odunzeh stands a chance of gaining more acceptance and support towards the election.

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“There is no doubt that gathering the maximum number of votes in the Imo gubernatorial election is a tough nut to crack. Still, the loggerheads between the other major parties have opened more doors for the NNPP guber candidate.”

INEC pledges to upload results on IReV

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that INEC made a strong pledge ahead of the Saturday, November 11, off-cycle elections.

INEC, with a few days to the governorship polls in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo states, assured Nigerians that polling unit results will be uploaded in real-time on the Result Viewing Portal (IReV).

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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