Imo Election 2023: Uzodimma Shares Details on How He Defeated PDP’s Anyanwu, LP’s Achonu

Imo Election 2023: Uzodimma Shares Details on How He Defeated PDP’s Anyanwu, LP’s Achonu

  • The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, is still in a celebratory mood following his recent victory in the governorship election held on Saturday, November 11
  • The excited governor, who won his second term election, said his victory vindicated him as the real winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state
  • Uzodimma disclosed that the opposition parties in the state lost the poll due to internal wranglings journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Imo state, Owerri - Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has shared an update regarding his victory in the Saturday, November 11, governorship election.

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Hope Uzodimma said internal wranglings led to the loss of the PDP and LP in the Imo election. Photo credit: Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, Hope Uzodimma, Senator Athan Nneji Achonu
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Recall that Uzodimma was declared the winner of the 2023 governorship election in Imo state.

His victory was announced at the Independent National Electoral Commission collation centre in Owerri, the state capital, on Sunday, November 12, by the returning officer, Abayomi Fasina, the vice-chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti in Ekiti state.

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Uzodimma secured victory after being declared winner in all 27 local government areas in the state.

How Uzodimma defeated PDP's Anyanwu, LP's Achonu

Speaking on the development, the Imo state government on Monday, November 13, said Uzodimma won because there was no crisis in the APC before and during the poll.

He blamed the electoral loss of the Labour Party (LP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded governorship elections on the "internal wrangling".

The state commissioner for information, Declan Emelumba, spoke on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily, saying the opposition parties were not prepared for the governorship poll.

“Before this election, any discerning observer would have seen that virtually the whole of Imo State emptied in APC. The APC is the only party where there was no faction, no defection, no problem,” he said.

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Ganduje congratulates Uzodimma, Ododo

Earlier, reported that the national chairman of the APC, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, congratulated Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state for his successful re-election in the recent off-cycle governorship poll.

Ganduje also expressed delight in the strong support shown by voters in Kogi State, leading to the election of Alhaji Usman Ododo as the state governor.

In a statement released on Sunday, November 12, by his Chief Press Secretary, Edwin Olofu, the APC national chairman emphasised that the electoral victories of Uzodimma and Ododo highlight the widespread acceptance of the APC among Nigerians.

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Meanwhile, the 2023 Kogi state gubernatorial election took place on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Incumbent APC governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello was term-limited and could not seek re-election to a third term.

However, his protégé, Ahmed Usman Ododo, emerged victorious in the poll as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday, November 12.


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