One of the contenders for the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship ticket, in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has insisted that he was still in the race.
This is despite reports that his name has been dropped by the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party.
Nwosu said reports making the rounds that his name had been dropped was not true.
There were reports that the party’s NWC had substituted Nwosu’s name with that of Sen. Hope Uzodinma.
But speaking with reporters in Owerri, the Imo State capital, Nwoso said, “Apart from available records, which showed that I am the authentic governorship candidate of our party, I also have a valid Court Order barring the partly and INEC from substituting my name.
“So, the media house reporting that is obviously sponsored to do a hatchet job.
“There are no contentions to my victory at the Imo State governorship primary election.
“What we have in the records is that the governorship candidate of APC in Imo State is Uche Nwosu, not only that I have a valid Court Order barring the party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from receiving any other name that is not my name.
“There is no contention in that, the only primary that was upheld was that of Agbabiaka, which I won and everybody knew it was the authentic primary.
“The earlier primary that was to be conducted by Ahmed Gulak was cancelled and disbanded and a new Committee was reconstituted.
“So, Gulak never conducted any governorship primary, the only primary that was done in Imo State is the one conducted by Agbabiaka which I won.”