Two factions of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State are set to conduct parallel primaries preparatory to the senatorial election slated for August 31, 2020.
The Governor Hope Uzodinma’s faction led by Marcellus Nlemigbo had earlier adopted a consensus arrangement which was opposed by aspirants.
The faction, according to reports has, however, commenced the sale of Nomination and Expression of Interest forms.
Dan Nwafor, a factional state chairman of the party, in a stakeholders meeting in Owerri insisted that his chairmanship remained the authentic and certified by a court of competent jurisdiction.
He said that those purchasing forms from Nlemigbo’s faction are doing so at their own risk.
According to him, “we cannot be cowed by a group of desperate politicians who came from the back door to take away what rightfully belongs to us. I am the authentic chairman of Imo APC. Nlemigbo’s ‘caretakership’ is invalid and has since been quashed by the court.”
Nwafor’s faction adopted direct primaries for the party, describing it as the best test for aspirants
The Director General of Imo APC New Media, Cajetan Duke, who spoke with our correspondent said that Dan Nwafor is merely hallucinating, boasting that Nlemigbo’s chairmanship is incontestable.
He said that sales of forms is on course and the party will emerge victorious in the exercise.