The name of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo state was seen missing on the list of names published by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Friday.
Prior to the release of the list on Friday, there have been controversies following the outcome of primaries in some states over the names of candidates submitted to the umpire.
In Ogun State, the candidate supported by the governor, Honorable Adekunle Akinlade, did not make the cut as Dapo Abiodun and Bode Mustpaha’s names were published as the flagbearer and running mate, respectively.
The commission also released the name of Mr Lawal Shittu as the governorship candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Reuben Abati – a former presidential spokesperson as his running mate.
Punch reports that notable names on the list were, former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party, former Senator, Ifeanyi Araraume of the All Progressives Grand Alliance .
According to Punch, A source at the INEC office said there were court orders stopping the Commission from publishing the name of the APC governorship candidate.
It would be called that Uche Nwosu and Senator Hope Uzodinma have been battling for who should be APC candidate.