2019 elections: Buhari, Oshiomhole disagree over Okorocha’s candidate in Imo

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, urged members of the All Progressive Congress (APC), to vote for any candidate of their choice, irrespective of intra or inter party affairs.

Buhari spoke amid the lingering crisis rocking the Imo State chapter of the ruling party, over the emergence of its governorship candidate.

It will be recalled that 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 being polarised on who to vote.

President Buhari 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.

“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,” he said.

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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