In what appears a major compromise between Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo state and the National Organizing Secretary of the party, Sen. Osita Izunaso, delegates from the state have now been stopped from voting at the convention. The development was to allow the convention go on without further disruptions.
Announcing this, Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee and Jigawa state Governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar said; “Voting is almost concluded. With the agreement we had with the two groups in Imo, we said for the interest of peace and progress of the party, we agreed that they should not vote. So, we thank the leaders of the two groups, Gov. Rochas Okorocha and Sen. Osita Izunaso for this sacrifice”.
While Izunaso is seeking reelection, Okorocha is sponsoring another candidate, Barr. Emma Ibediro, a development that had seen the two camps nearly fighting dirty.