Revealed: Uzodimma picks Ekomaru’s wife as running mate

Chukwuma Ekomaro and wife 

Ahead of November 11th Imo governorship election, the APC consensus candidate and Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has reportedly picked Mrs. Ekomaro, wife of the former Imo governorship aspirant, Barrister Chukwuma Ekomaro(SAN), as his running mate.

This followed the recent demand by the women of the state led by the wife of the Governor of Ondo State, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu Ekeredolu, requesting that that women are given equal opportunity to occupy political offices especially the deputy governorship of state.

Ekomaro hails from Umunnoha community in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo and is a devout Anglican.

Government House sources disclosed that the governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma will officially present the woman in a short while.

A source said the governor had considered the fact that the Ekomarus are very influentially Anglicans after the Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu family. This is because religion plays a major role in normal elections in the state.

Uzodimma’s deputy, Prof Placid Njoku, is a staunch Catholic as well as Uzodimma himself.

Also, it was learned that another consideration is the voting strength of the LGA and its proximity to Ikeduru where the PDP guber candidate, Samuel Anyanwu, hails from.

Meanwhile, Okigwe zone which earlier contested the deputy governorship slot on the premise that Owerri zone has had been enjoying the position, is said to have received the news with mixed feelings.

A leader from Onuimo told newsmen that the Governor has drawn the battle line with the people of Okigwe for failing to hearken to their cries.

The leader who pleaded anonymity added that the zone will review the selection of the governor’s running mate from Owerri to see if they will withdraw their support for him (governor).

“After all the consultations and deliberations with the governor and his words of promises, he eventually picked from the same Owerri zone which has been enjoying the position way back from former Governor, Ikedi Ohakim.

“Okigwe leaders shall review the selection to see if we will withdraw our support for the governor.”


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