Councillors numbering 645 elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Wednesday protested in Owerri, Imo State, over the controversy trailing the outcome of the party’s governorship primary in the state.
The protesters who blocked the Government House roundabout, causing motorists to take alternative routes owing to the gridlock in parts of the metropolis, urged APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to announce the governorship candidate of the party in the state.
The demonstrators who expressed displeasure against automatic tickets given to four aspirants from the state by the national working committee of the party, demanded that the result of the October 6 governorship primary which produced Uche Nwosu as the winner should be announced and consequently submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The chairman, Imo State Councillors Forum, Godwin Nwankwo, said that the uncertainty which had trailed the automatic governorship candidate of the party in the state “is very unhealthy and unacceptable to the 645 councillors in Imo State who are in charge of the grassroots.”
Nwankwo said that the protest was to let the APC NWC know that any attempt to substitute Nwosu’s name with anybody’s would be rejected.