Imo north senatorial district has been left with no representative in the national assembly since the sudden death of Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu in December 2019.
All efforts to replace him through bye elections has proven abortive, infact, the last attempt is still being enmeshed in several controversies and uncertainties.
This is because the INEC Is yet to take a stand on the candidate to give the certificate of return to due to the fact that the party that won the last bye election held on December 5, 2020 had no eligible candidate in the election.
The party, APC, had two people parading themselves as the candidate, they are Ifeanyi Ararume and Frank Ibezim. Few hours to the election, two different court judgment sacked both of them; one for not being the winner of the primaries, and the other for forging his certificates.
One of them was however chosen as the right candidate by the supreme court; Frank Ibezim but he has a certificate issue, and this is stopping the INEC from giving him the COR, If he isn’t able to win the case at the supreme court, as he has lost in the appeal court, the INEC will have no choice than to give the next party with the highest vote which is PDP and its candidate, Emmanuel Okewulonu the victory.
Meanwhile, long before the election, a popular prophet, Primate Ayodele released a prophecy that the PDP will win the election despite the fact that APC is the ruling party in the state, even after INEC declared APC as the winner of the election, Primate Ayodele still stood his ground that at the end of the day, PDP Will be declared winner.
However, some followers of Senator Ifeanyi Ararume laid a claim some hours ago that Senator Ararume will overcome Primate Ayodele’s prophecy and be declared winner of the election.
This is quite laughable because Senator Ifeanyi Ararume has lost about three cases as regards this election, even his near victory case some weeks ago was quashed immediately by a court in Imo north, and the supreme court has already chosen Frank Ibezim as the candidate of the APC, therefore, Senator Ararume has no claim whatsoever to any form of victory.
It’s just a matter of time before Primate Ayodele’s prophecy on this come to pass, looking at the drama that has ensued in recent time.
Well, we haven’t seen the end of this drama in Imo North politics, so lets keep fingers crossed.
Written By Osho Oluwatosin
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