The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the governorship primaries in Imo State indefinitely following controversy.
Premium Times reports that Yekini Nabena who is the party spokesperson announced the suspension on Tuesday, October 2 although the reason for the new development was not provided.
He also said the senatorial primaries in all the 36 states of the country have been postponed until October 3.
The governorship ticket is fiercely among Uche Nwosu, an in-law of incumbent Governor Rochas Okorocha, Hope Uzodinma, a serving senator; and current deputy governor, Eze Madumere.
The election started on Tuesday, but following controversy, the exercise was suspended.
Meanwhile, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and lawmaker representing Imo West in the Senate, Hope Uzodinma, said there is an attempt to kidnap him.
The Cable reports that Uzodinma made the claim less than 24 hours to the APC governorship primary in Imo state.
NAIJ.com gathers that the senator said his convoy was blocked on his way to a meeting on Saturday, September 29, by some strange persons in police uniform.
He said: “I am not sure if they are real policemen or not, blocking my convoy, telling me that the governor and the commissioner of police wanted me in Owerri. I asked if they knew who they were talking to and they said yes. I asked if they were arresting or inviting me, they said it was an invitation.
“I told them if it was an invitation, they should drop the letter and go but they refused. They blocked me on all sides. It wasn’t funny. A night before that day, in one of the meetings, the governor boasted that I will not be available during the primaries and cognisance of that statement, I asked if they had come to make real the threat by the governor.
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