The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Friday, in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, released the list of governorship candidates in Imo State, missing out the name of the candidate representing the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
INEC published 67 governorship candidates and their respective running mates.
It was gathered that the candidates names and that of their running mates were displayed alongside their credentials and personal information.
Those who made the INEC lists are a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, of the People ’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ike Ibe of the Independent Party, and a former Senator, Ifeanyi Araraume of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Others are, Micheal Ikoku, Young Democratic Party, Linus Okorie, Young Progressives Party, YPP, and Alloysius Osuji of Mass Action Joint Alliance.
Three women also emerged as governorship candidates and they are, Omeogu Chidiebere of the African Action Congress, Joy Udodiri of MMN and Adaku Ibe, of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP.
A source at the INEC office said in confidence that there were court orders stopping the Commission from publishing the name of the APC governorship candidate.
Uche Nwosu and Hope Uzodinma have been battling, both in court and within the party for who should be its candidate.
While Nwosu was declared the winner of the October 6 APC governorship primary, Uzodinma was pronounced winner of the October 1 primary which allegedly did not hold in the state.