Okorocha shocked as INEC makes U-turn, publishes Uzodinma as APC Imo guber candidate


In a dramatic twist, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in the late hours of Friday displayed the name of Senator Hope Uzodimma as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo state for the 2019 election, Naija247news has learned.

The name of Uzodimma with Akaolisa Cyprain Okechukwu as his running mate was pasted at the INEC office along Port Harcourt road in Owerri.

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Our correspondent who visited the venue at about 8:00pm noticed that Uzodimma name have been added to the list that was earlier displayed by INEC.

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A source said that, Uzodinma’s name made a dramatic appearance “immediately, a Federal High Court vacated an earlier order, which restrained INEC from publishing any name for the election other than the name of Uche Nwosu as the candidate of the party for the election.

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A statement by Uzodinma’s Media Aide, Declan Emetumba, lauded INEC decision.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


  1. Bye Bye to Okorocha PLC inside government House and government of Imo State. Thank God for court order if not INEC could have been arm twisted.


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