Uzodimma unveils running mate, dumps deputy


Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has officially unveiled his running mate, Chinyere Ekomaru, ahead of the November 11, 2023 governorship election.


The unveiling ceremony took place in Owerri on Saturday.


Defending his decision to dump his deputy, Placid Njoku, and choosing Mrs Ekomaru, Uzodimma said: “The choice of a new running mate does not mean I have issues with the present Deputy Governor Placid Njoku.


“The development is due to ecumenical and political permutations.”


With this, Uzodimma has upped his game to face the challenge of the governorship candidates of the Action Alliance, AA, Lincoln Ogunewe; Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Samuel Anyanwu; Labour Party, LP, Senator Athan Achonu, among others.


While Ogunewe and Senator Anyanwu are from Imo East, Senator Athan is Imo North and Uzodimma, Imo West.


However, ahead of the election, the issue of insecurity, especially burning of houses, killings of residents, underdevelopment at the rural areas, and workers’ welfare have remained at the front burner.

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