Governnor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state is the candidate of all Progressive Congress (APC), who took fourth position in the 2019 April Gubernatorial election which was held in imo state. But something surprising happened some months after, on January 2020, the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, Governor Emeka Ihedioha who was declared winner by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was sacked from office by the Supreme Court sitting in Abuja.
Few months ago, The Reform and Advancement party (RAP) and it’s Gubernatorial candidate, called Kingdom Okereke filed an Application challenging the Supreme Court’s Judgement that brought the incumbent Governor of Imo state, Governnor Hope Uzodimma into power, from fourth position to first position.
According to The Reform and Advancement Party (RAP) and it’s candidate, said APC never supported Hope Uzodimma as Uche Nwosu was the rightful candidate for All Progressive Congress, and not Hope Uzodimma who came from no where, they also alleged in the application filed that All Progressive Congress didn’t do campaign for Hope Uzodimma Because they were not many of it’s chieftains were not in support.
It may interest you to know that Uche Nwosu was formerly the Flag bearer of All Progressive Congress (APC), which was initiated by his Father in-law, former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Anayo Okorocha, but because the former Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who the then Governnor of imo state gave all his support and helped to become their Party’s Chairman, thought would help him trigger his Son in-law succeeding him.
Meanwhile, many APC members opposed Rochas Okorocha’s Son in-law, including Adams Oshiomole, the then National Chairman of the Party, so, Rochas Okorocha adviced his Son in-law, Uche Nwosu as he left All Progressive Congress and went to Action Alliance (AA), where he was also given a Governorship ticket.
Now, remember he was still APC candidate, and again was given another ticket from Action Alliance (AA). Then he was latter disqualified for possessing double tickets by the Federal High Court. This is actually where The Reform and Advancement Party (RAP) capitalized on and filed their application to federal High Court.
The case has been a Adjourned several times and the last time, it was adjourned till 29th September, 2020, and tension has risen again as many People’s hope is high on the out come of the judgement come 29th of September between The Reform and Advancement Party (RAP) and Governor Hope Uzodimma of APC.