BUHARI AVOIDS ENDORSING APC CANDIDATE HOPE UZODINMA, CHARGES IMOLITES TO VOTE THEIR CHOICE

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The battle for who occupies Douglas House Imo state took another dimension yesterday as President Buhari visited Imo state. President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on the lingering crisis rocking the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the emergence of its governorship candidate.

The President urged members of the APC to vote for any candidate of their choice irrespective of intra or inter party affairs.

It will be recalled Governor Rochas Okorocha is supporting his former Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu while the National Chairman of the party Adams Oshiomhole backs Senator Hope Uzodinma, who emerged the APC candidate under controversial circumstances.

Nwosu, however, picked the governorship ticket of the Action Alliance (AA) with the state chapter of the APC has been polarised on who to vote.

The Imo state chapter of AA endorsed Buhari after the emergence of Nwosu and promised to secure one million votes for him.

But President, in his speech at the Dan Anyiam Stadium during his campaign rally, countered the APC National Chairman who has mandated APC members to vote for Uzodinma.

He said: “You can vote for whosoever you want, do not allow intra or inter party affairs stop you from voting for the candidate of your choice”.

But Oshiomhole had boasted that the APC does not need the support of the AA to deliver President Buhari in the state.

He said: “Let me make it clear that the APC is not in alliance with any party, we have the power to deliver the President.

“You should vote for Uzodinma as our governorship candidate, don’t be deceived by anybody”.

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