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Imo PDP Loses again as Court sacks candidate for Ihedioha’s Constituency

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, for the Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency, Albert Agulanna, has been sacked by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.

The appellant court which delivered its verdict on Friday ordered that a fresh primary be held in the Federal Constituency within the next 14 days.

The case was instituted by Dr Uzoma Ugochukwu from Aboh Mbaise.

The affected Federal Constituency is where the immediate past governor of the state, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha comes from.

This is coming less than a week after the PDP candidate for Imo West Senatorial District, Hon Jones Onyereri, was sacked by the Supreme Court, leaving the party without a candidate for the election.

While  Ihedioha, was accused of masterminding the sacking of Onyereri, the National Secretary of the party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu Samdaddy, has been fingered by those loyal to Ihedioha, as being behind Agulanna’s sack.

Ihedioha and Anyanwu have their eyes set on the governorship ticket of the party, for the November 11 Imo State governorship election.

Our correspondent who spoke with some of the members of the party observed that they were not happy with the internal crisis ravaging the party.

But the spokesperson of the party in the state, Collins Opuruozor, said that the party’s internal dispute resolution mechanism was still functional.

He insisted that enemies of the party who were afraid of PDP’s public acceptance were using the courts to knock off PDP from the ballot.

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