Kelechi Uzomah, Owerri
The Chairman of the All progressives Congress in Imo State, Daniel Nwafor, on Saturday said that the party will reject Governor Rochas Okorocha’s anointed candidates.
The Imo APC chairman that Governor Okorocha cannot determine the governorship candidate of the party for the 2019 general elections .Nwafor stated this after presenting the keys to the 27 Sienna vehicles bought for the chairmen of the party in all the local government areas of the state .
According to him, “only members of the party would determine the party’s candidate for the governorship election next year”. The Imo APC boss noted that the party recognised the governor as the leader of the party in the state , but that his choice of his Chief of Staff , Uche Nwosu , as his preferred successor would not affect the credibility of the party’s primary .
He said “It is normal , personal and democratic for the governor to prefer a particular aspirant as his successor but it will not affect our primary election”. “ The governor has only one vote. The party will determine who will be our governorship candidate and the Imo people will determine who will be the next governor of the state. ”
Nwafor added that the party was working hard to ensure APC’s victory in all the elections in the state including the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the vehicles were given to the party chairmen in the LGAs to enable them to mobilise support for the APC ahead of the August 25 LGA elections in the state and in 2019.
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