Former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha and National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, will vie for the governorship ticket of party come April 14 and 15, 2023.
Sources told this newspaper that Appeals on the governorship primary will be handled by an Appeals Committee which is expected to sit on April 17, 2023.
Presentation of Certificate of Return to the winner of the primary election will hold on April 26, 2023.
Thus far, only Ihedioha and Anyanwu, have openly shown interest to aspire for the governorship ticket of the party in the State.
Whoever emerges winner of the governorship primary will be the party’s governorship candidate for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the State.
The duo had last year set up campaign structures to drive their governorship aspiration.
Ihedioha and Anyanwu had vied for the party’s guber ticket in 2019.
Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, won the primary election, which was challenged in court by Anyanwu, who cited flaws and irregularities in the process.
The Supreme Court had ruled in Ihedioha’s favour, dismissing Anyanwu’s plea for the Primary to be nullified.
The apex court, however on January 20, 2020, sacked Ihedioha as governor of Imo State and replaced him with Senator Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Ihedioha is making his third attempt to win the Imo PDP guber ticket.