The All Progressives Congress (APC) said there was no parallel primary election for Imo North Senatorial District bye-election.
The party in a statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru-chaired Primary Election Committee was the duly-appointed and legitimate panel empowered by the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee to conduct the exercise.
The party stated that the clarification became necessary in view of media reports of a purported “parallel” primary election for the legislative bye-election in Imo State.
It stated that only outcomes from the Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru-chaired Primary Election Committee was tenable and would be accepted by the party.
According to the party, aspirants cleared for the Imo North Senatorial District APC primary elections are:
Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume, Hon. Mathew Omegara, Achonu Athanasius Nneji, Uchendu Maric Chijioke, Ibezim Chukwuma Frank, Uwajumogu Edith Chidinma, Uchenna Onyeiwu Ubah, Okoro Eze Joachim, Nwachukwu Bright Uchenna, Onuoha Chikwem Chijioke
and Ihim Iheanacho (Acho) Celestine.
The APC added that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), concurrent legislative bye-elections were scheduled for October 31.