–Lists Onyeriri, Ikenga Imo, others as elected candidates
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) has declared the just concluded Imo PDP primaries and the Owerri, Imo state capital as venue of the exercise as legal and valid.
The commission also said that Owerri as venue for the PDP primaries was duly approved by the commission.
INEC said choice of Owerri as venue followed a letter by the National Chairman of PDP Senator Iyorchia Ayu dated May 18, titled “Venue for PDP primaries for Anambra and Imo”.
The PDP National in the letter said, “Due to security situation in Anambra and Imo states, we are compelled to inform the commission that our primaries for various constituencies in both Imo and Anambra state will hold in their state capitals.”
Meanwhile, the commission has affirmed the spokesman of opposition parties Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere as duly elected candidate for Ideato North and South federal constituency.
The Commission in a letter signed by its HOD EPM Barr. V Nwokeabia also affirmed the election of Christ Ogbu for Ideato South state constituency and Kanayo Nwankwo for Ideato North. It also declared Hon Jones Onyeriri as duly elected candidate for Imo West, Chief Emma Okewuluonu for Imo North and Hon. Uche Onyeagucha for Owerri Senatorial District.