Ahead of the proposed 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared Labour Party candidate for Orlu state constituency Comrade Precious Nwadike, Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Imo State Council, among others.
Others cleared along with Nwadike are the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly Rt Hon Kennedy Ibeh, for Obowo, his deputy, Hon Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu who will be contesting for the second time as Nwadike will be running to represent Orlu State Constituency.
With this development, Hon Ibeh will be contesting for a seat in the State House of Assembly for the third having successfully represented his Constituency Obowo for a second tenure that will end in 2023.
It is worthy to note that Comrade Nwadike was in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) some months ago, but had to join Labour Party when he discovered that the main opposition party had concluded plans to give automatic tickets to seven members of the Imo State House of Assembly who were being sidelined by the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership in the House because of their opposition stance.
Incumbent lawmakers like Chigozie Nwaneri, Okey Onyekanma, Paschal Okolie, Anayo Onyemaechi, etc were also cleared by the electoral body.