The Governor of Imo State and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Hope Uzodinma, has reportedly dumped his deputy, Placid Njoku, ahead of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Uzodinma, on Saturday, officially unveiled his running mate, Chinyere Ekomaru.
The unveiling ceremony took place in Owerri, the state capital.
Uzodinma while revealing the reason for dumping Njoku and choosing Ekomaru said, “The choice of a new running mate does not mean I have issues with the present Deputy Governor Placid Njoku.”
The development, he continued, “is due to ecumenical and political permutations.”
Ahead of the governorship election in the state, Uzodinma is hoping to retain power in the state and defeat governorship candidates of the Action Alliance, Lincoln Ogunewe, Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, Labour Party, Senator Athan Achonu and others.
While Ogunewe and Senator Anyanwu are from (Imo East senatorial zone) Senator Athan (Imo North) and Uzodimma (Imo West).