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Some aspirants have expressed missed felling over the coming local government elections in Imo state as multiple nomination forms go on sale across the state.
According to findings by Imostateonline.com,the nomination forms were being issued to aspirants from the tables of the newly inaugurated state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC),Mr Hillary Ekeh and that of the Acting Chairman,Mr Chris Oguoma seen to be having the support of Governor Rochas Okorocha.
In a counter to the multiple sale, the acting Chairman of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Chris Oguoma, raises alarm over sales and declared that of Hillary Ekeh led group as fake nomination forms for the forthcoming LG election in the state.
Oguoma went on warning the aspirants of the party contesting for various positions in the July 14 Local Government election to desist from dealing with the Ekeh group.
He said “it has come to our notice that some unscrupulous elements posing as APC officials are printing and selling fake APC nomination forms at their various hideouts. The party leadership is by this notice warning APC not to purchase nomination forms from any other place other than the party secretariat”.
“we are also by this notice imploring security agencies to apprehend those behind this fraudulent act”, noting that “we have only one authentic APC Exco in the state and that is the one headed by me, any person recognizing or dealing with any other person or group of persons as it concerns the affairs of Imo State APC is doing so at his or her own risk”.
However, the newly inaugurated Chairman of Imo State chapter of the ruling party,Mr Ekeh in response to the continuous sale of nomination form by the Oguoma group has issued stern warning to any dealing with Chris Oguoma as on his own realising that only the recognized state APC organ that has the mandate of national party secretariat in the state and the candidates emerging from the recognized party channel would eventually fly the flag of APC during the July 14 elections.
Meanwhile, the Industrial Arbitration Panel has fixed june 21,2018 as date determine the matter between, Bar Amaechi Nwoha, Imo State Independent Electoral Commission, Chairman and the Imo State Government over his tenure assumed to have been wrongfully terminated