IMO: Ararume, Izunaso set to dump APC

Indications have emerged that leading governorship aspirant in Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, and immediate-past national organising secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Osita Izunaso, are set to dump the ruling party for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA).

Both men were at the APGA national headquarters yesterday for a closed-door meeting with the national chairman of APGA, Mr. Victor Oye, in Abuja.

The two politicians are currently engaged in running battle with Governor Rochas Okorocha for the control of APC structure in Imo State.

Though both men left the Secretariat without stating their mission, Izunaso told journalists that consultations were still ongoing and that another meeting had been slated for Friday.

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“I can’t talk now. I have already said that. After our final meeting, I will talk. I am going to have another meeting on Friday and we will talk after that,” he said.

Although Ararume did not state the outcome of the meeting, it was, however, gathered that the former senator may pick the nomination form of the party on Friday to contest for the Imo governorship seat.

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Meanwhile, aspirants seeking APGA’s ticket have besieged the national headquarters of the party in Abuja.

The aspirants, predominantly from Imo, Anambra and Abia States, came to pick nomination forms to contest various positions.

So far, Imo State is leading with over 30 aspirants, gunning for governorship, senatorial and House of Representatives seats. It is followed by Anambra.

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