National chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole has stated that the governorship primary election in Imo State has been cancelled and will be done again.
He said the result posted by the Ahmed Gulak-led committee is fake and the other result also announcing Uche Nwosu as winner isn’t any truer.
Gulak had revealed he had to run for his life after some government functionaries threatened his life, causing him to announce the result in Abuja. He had announced Senator Hope Uzodinma as winner of the primary election.
Oshiomhole said; “Imo was not too good news for today, but not surprising they have to learn to begin to comply with rules, they have two fake results, none of them is genuine,” Oshiomhole said.
“We will disband and we will appoint a fresh committee (electoral panel) that will conduct transparent direct primaries that reflect the will of members of APC in Imo regardless of the interest and powers that are behind any of the groups.
“The truth does not require supporters club to stand, it has its hands and legs and we will do just that.”
Oshiohmole said he was in the Aso Villa to keep President Buhari posted on the developments in the APC. He ruled out the possibility of honouring parallel results from states.
On the conduct of the APC primary in Lagos, the APC chairman said the national working committee (NWC) aware of the exercise and that every situation has been put under control.
“I told the president that the primaries held as planned and everything is being done to ensure there is no violence because democracy doesn’t flourish with violence,” he said.
“Nigerians must begin to learn how to differ in opinion and in choice without fighting; this is something people have to acquire over time.
“For me, I’m excited that if we can do it in Lagos it can be done anywhere. Everything that is being done is done under the control, supervision and direction of the NWC.”