*Anumudu leapfrogs To Zenith Labour Party, Ohakim Grabs Accord Party Guber Ticket
Barely 24 hours to the deadline by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for political parties to submit names of candidates, some governorship aspirants who lost out in the scramble for party tickets in their former parties are in last minute defections.
The latest is Barr Humphrey Anumudu who has reportedly dumped the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA for the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
Anumudu was one of the 12 governorship aspirants who left APGA perhaps annoyed on the shoddy manner the governorship primary was conducted.
Aside Anumudu, there are strong indications that former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim has concluded arrangements to further his governorship ambition on the platform of the Accord Party.
Ohakim is also among the 12 governorship aspirants in APGA opposed to the manner the party’s governorship primaries was held. He led the aspirants to court to challenge the outcome of the exercise.
This newspaper gathered that there will be shocking revelations when INEC publish the list of governorship candidates of various political parties in Imo State as most of them who lost out in their original parties have secretly joined new parties as candidates.