The number of aspirants jostling for the governorship ticket of Labour Party in Imo State have gone up to 14 contenders in the coming governorship election in the state.
Increasing governorship candidates have continued to pick the party’s governorship Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms. Those that have picked nomination form include a one-time military attaché to the United Nations, Gen Jackson Ogunewe (rtd), Martin Agbaso, Barr Humphrey Anumudu and Hon. Ike. C. Ibe.
Others are Charles Onyirimba, Captain David Mbamara, former Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Kelechi Nwagwu, Senator Athan Achonu, Chief Basil Maduka, Ikechukwu Ukaegbu and Prof. Orikezie Ajumbe.
The brewing crisis that now threatens the party structure in the state began when the national chairman of the party, Barr. Julius Abure removed the State Executive Committee led by Ambrose Onyekwere and appointed a new caretaker committee led by Onyekwulisi.
Onyekwulisi, on assumption of office had signaled the party’s readiness to sack Governor Hope Uzodimma from government house, Owerri, in the November 11, 2023 governorship election.
However, Onyekwere approached High Court in Owerri, to challenge his removal from office.