Posted by News Express | 1 October 2018 | 2,502 times
The leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC), Imo State popularly known as the Coalition group led by Dr. Hillary Eke, unanimously adopted Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, as the consensus governorship from Owerri zone. The endorsement took place during a meeting on Sunday evening at Senator Osita Izunso’s country home in Oru-West Local Government Area of the state.
News Express learnt that the APC leaders took the decision after serious considerations of the pedigree of the array of aspirants from the zone.
A source at the meeting said: “Adopting a democratic procedure, the selection was done through a voting process where chairmen of the party drawn from nine local government areas of the state. At the second session, 10 State Executive members voted among the Coalition aspirants involved in the election process were Prince Eze Madumere, Jude Ejiogu and Commodore Peter Gbujie (rtd).
“Among the party chairmen, six of them from Ikeduru, Ezinihitte Mbaise, Mbaitoli, Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu and Ngor Okpala local government areas voted for Prince Madumere. In the same manner, Sir Jude Ejiogu scored two votes from Owerri North and Owerri West local government areas. Meanwhile, Commodore Peter Gbujie scored one vote from Owerri Municipal Council.
“During the second session of the election, which involved nine members of the State Officers drawn from Owerri Zone, Prince Madumere scored eight votes out of nine while Sir Ejiogu socred one.
“Chief Clement Anozie, popularly known as Omeremba, was the Coordinator of the electioneering process.
“Among members of State EXCO that voted were Canice Amadi, Barr. Charles Mbakwe, Chief ACB Nkwopar, and Barr. Charles Jaja. Others were Ukaegbu, Onyekachi, Mrs. Nwigwe, Elagamba. However, Dr. Hilary Eke did not vote.
“Meanwhile, Hope Uzodinma emerged Orlu zone consensus governorship aspirant.”
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