Business City journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-365 days-expertise holding politics in Nigeria
Owerri, Imo stutter – Athan Nneji Achonu is the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the impending Imo stutter poll.
The election shall be held on Saturday, November 11. Achonu shall be contesting in opposition to 16 other candidates, at the side of the incumbent, Hope Uzodimma. His (Achonu’s) deputy is 44-365 days-aged Nwulu-Onyeulo Anthony.
On this document, Business City writes about some information to know about Achonu.
- 1) A mature senator
- 2) Sole candidate with incapacity
- 3) Believes in his WASSCE certificates
- Off-cycle elections: Police publicizes restriction
- Imo election: ‘NNPP candidate no longer a pushover’
- INEC pledges so to add results on IReV
- Imo election: “We are going to protect strict neutrality”, IGP
- Idea poll predicts victory for Uzodimma
1) A mature senator
In 2015, Achonu change into once elected into the senate to indicate Imo North on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
On the other hand, he change into once sacked by the Enchantment Court docket in December of that 365 days.
Benjamin Uwajumogu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) change into once declared the winner of the poll.
2) Sole candidate with incapacity
Achonu, 64, is popularly identified as the one-armed senator or the ‘One Arm Total’.
In September, Achonu alleged that some participants of the opposition celebration in Imo stutter are campaigning in opposition to him over his bodily condition of 1 arm.
Achonu made the allegation whereas talking in an interview on Arise Tv.
Fixed with him, the opposition is the expend of his bodily defect to campaign in opposition to him earlier than the stutter governorship poll on Saturday.
3) Believes in his WASSCE certificates
Business City understands that Achonu and his lieutenant, Anthony, submitted their First College Leaving Certificates and West African Senior College Certificates Examination (WASSCE) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to the Honest Nationwide Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking in October on Channels Tv’s Politics This day, Achonu mentioned his secondary college certificates is good ample for him to govern the stutter.
“I don’t savor any certificates in Agronomy. My College Cert is good ample to govern Imo stutter.”
Off-cycle elections: Police publicizes restriction
In a linked article, Business City reported that Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector-Total of Police (IGP), disclosed that there shall be no vehicular mosey to boot to the mosey of canoes, ships, and opposite route of transportation by project of waterways in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa states.
The directive takes invent from Friday, November 10.
Imo election: ‘NNPP candidate no longer a pushover’
Business City additionally reported that Adekunle Razaq Aderibigbe, a chieftain of the Contemporary Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Lagos stutter, mentioned Uche Odunzeh, the candidate of the celebration in the impending Imo stutter governorship election, “stands a extensive gamble of gaining extra acceptance and fortify” in opposition to the poll.
Speaking in an interview with Business City, Aderibigbe mentioned Odunzeh is a tough contender in the upcoming poll.
INEC pledges so to add results on IReV
Earlier, Business City reported that INEC made a tough pledge earlier than the Saturday, November 11, off-cycle elections.
INEC, with a pair of days to the governorship polls in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo states, assured Nigerians that polling unit results shall be uploaded in precise-time on the Outcome Viewing Portal (IReV).
Imo election: “We are going to protect strict neutrality”, IGP
Furthermore, Business City reported that Egbetokun launched the redeployment of the Imo stutter Commissioner of Police (CP), Mohammed Barde.
The announcement change into once made in a press free up on Sunday, October 5, by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Drive’s Public Relatives Officer (PRO).
Idea poll predicts victory for Uzodimma
Aloof on the impending Imo election, an thought poll predicted victory for Uzodimma.
The ‘scientific’ poll performed by the knowledgeable-democracy civil society neighborhood Justice and Democracy for Development (JD4D) predicted that Governor Uzodimma is doubtless to receive the upcoming Imo stutter governorship election.
The gape released on Friday, November 3, which fervent random sampling and in-interviews across all 27 native government areas in the stutter, published that Governor Uzodimma is main the bustle with the fortify of 70% of the respondents.
Source: Business City