Imo guber race: Ararume, Izunaso in closed door meeting With APGA chairman


As Ifeanyi Ubah picks senatorial form

Obiora Ifoh, Abuja

Ahead of the 2019 governorship election in Imo state, a leading aspirant, Ifeanyi Ararume and immediate-past national organising secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Izunaso, yesterday, held a meeting with the national chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Victor Oye in Abuja.

The two politicians who are currently engaged in running battle with Governor Rochas Okorocha for the control of APC structure in Imo state arrived at the party secretariat in Abuja at about 1.30pm and headed straight to the office of APGA’s national chairman. After the meeting that lasted for two hours, both men left the Secretariat without stating their mission.

However, when CHAMPION approached Ararume to inquire about what transpired, he declined comments, saying it was a private meeting.

Izunaso also told journalists that consultations were still ongoing and that another meeting has been slated for Friday.
“I can’t talk now. I have already said that. After our final meeting, I will talk. I am going to have another meeting on Friday and we will talk after that,” he said.

Although Ararume did not state the outcome of the meeting, our reporter gathered that the former senator may pick the nomination form to contest for the governorship seat in Imo state on Friday.A source said both Ararume and Izunaso had registered as members of APGA last week in their wards in Imo state.

Meanwhile, aspirants seeking APGA’s ticket have besieged the national headquarters of party in Abuja. The aspirants, predominantly from Imo, Anambra and Abia states, came to pick nomination forms to contest various positions.

So far, Imo state is leading with over 30 aspirants, gunning for governorship, senatorial and House of Representatives seats. Imo state is followed by Anambra.One of the leading figures in the race for the Anambra South senatorial election, and Chairman of Capital Oil, Ifeanyi Ubah, was among those that were at the party secretariat yesterday to pick his senatorial form.

Addressing supporters who accompanied him, Ubah said he will work to ensure favorable business environment for his kinsmen from the South east.He said that one of reasons for the youth restiveness and other vices in the land is because the existing policies have not encouraged youth enterprise.

When asked to speak on his chances against wife of late APGA leader, Mrs Bianca Ojukwu, Ubah said he would not be drawn into any fight with the woman because traditionally Bianca is his wife.He said that he is optmistic that at aporopriate time Mrs. Ojukwu will be stepping down for him. He also said that he will secure the ticket and represent his senatorial district.

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