The Governor of Imo State and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hope Uzodinma has dumped his deputy, Placid Njoku, ahead of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.
It was gathered that Uzodinma, on Saturday, officially unveiled his running mate, Chinyere Ekomaru, at a ceremony which 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 he has issues with the present Deputy Governor Placid Njoku. The development, he continued, is due to ecumenical and political permutations.”
While Ogunewe and Senator Anyanwu are from (Imo East senatorial zone) Senator Athan (Imo North) and Uzodimma (Imo West).