- Governor Hope Uzodinma has predicted the outcome of the Imo state governorship election scheduled to hold in November
- Uzodinma said the result of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election won’t determine the winner of the Imo gubernatorial poll
- While speaking on his re-election bid, Uzodinma said the APC won majority seats in the national and state assemblies during the poll, and this would reflect in the forthcoming poll
Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma has revealed how the Labour Party (LP) presidential election result will not determine the possible winner of the state’s governorship election.
Uzodinma said the result of the presidential election in Imo state will not influence the outcome of the governorship election in the state slated for November, Channels TV reported.
Uzodima predicts outcome of Imo election
Meanwhile, LP scored over 300,000 votes in the February 25 presidential election in Imo state compared to the 66,171 votes Uzodimma’s All Progressives Congress got in the state.
However, Uzodimma said the governorship election is a different kettle of fish, saying he has all it takes to win a second term in office in the November 11 election.
“Presidential election in Nigeria is not calculated or used to assess governorship election. In a presidential election, the result is called according to votes in all states of Nigeria. In the number of votes cast in Nigeria, APC won.
“In the governorship election, the result will be based on votes cast in Imo State. And until that is done nobody is going to beat his chest to tell you this is going to be the result,” Uzodimma said on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday.
INEC sets to publish credentials of Dino Melaye, Uzodinma, Diri, gives reason
In another report, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will publish the credentials of the governorship candidates in the November off-season elections on Friday, May 12, at its state headquarters and local governments where the elections will hold.
INEC will be holding governorship elections in Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo later this year, and popular candidates in the forthcoming poll are Dino Melaye, Hope Uzodinma and Douye Diri.
While Melaye is a former senator and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state, Diri is the governor of Bayelsa state and the party’s flagbearer, seeking re-election.
Uzodimma intensifies prep for Guber polls, makes huge promise to Imo judiciary
Hotnewsdrop.com reported earlier that the Imo state governor and the All Progressive Congress (APC) flagbearer for the state’s gubernatorial poll, Hope Uzodimma, has called for better and speedy justice delivery in Nigeria.
Governor Uzodimma made this call at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Law Week staged by the Imo state chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
While speaking at the event, the governor noted a need to improve the justice delivery system by embedding more professional conduct and diligence at work.
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