Imo LP to hold ward Congresses, guber primary tomorrow, Friday
• Guber election to hold November 11
The Labour Party (LP) in Imo State has scheduled to hold its ward congresses and governorship primary tomorrow and Friday, April 13 and 15, respectively.
The exercises had earlier been scheduled to hold between today, April 11 and 13, before they were postponed.
The development was made known in a joint statement issued, yesterday, by the state Chairman of the party, Festus Onyekwulisi, and Secretary of the party’s Management Committee, Nneka Onwudiwe.
The statement reads: “Dear party faithful, be notified that the National Executive Council (NEC) of LP has postponed its ward congresses and governorship primary, scheduled to hold on April 11 and 13, respectively.
“The new dates are April 13 and 15.”
The duo regretted the postponement, stressing: “While we regret inconveniences the development will cause, be informed that arrangements, which had been made with regard to the congresses and election remain unchanged.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 11 for the governorship election in the state.
Governor Hope Uzodimma’s first tenure is billed to expire on January 15 next year.
Recall that the Supreme Court sacked the then governor, Emeka Ihedioha, basing its ruling on the fact that INEC erred in excluding results of 388 polling units, which made Uzodimma clinch the fourth position.
Uzodimma was subsequently declared winner in January 14 by the apex court, and was sworn-in on January 15, 2020.