Hillary Ekeh re-elected as APC party chairman in Imo State

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In Imo State, Hillary Ekeh was re-elected as APC party chairman in the just concluded APC state congress.

But Governor Rochas Okorocha described the election as illegal claiming that there was a court injunction restraining the party from conducting the election.

Chief press secretary to Okorocha, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Saturday issued a statement that the governor had obtained an injunction from an Owerri high court to stop the congress.

The party chairman, Hillary Ekeh, countered the claim by saying neither he nor any member of the executive was served the injunction notice.

But the Imo police command claimed an injunction notice was served them and appealed that the congress be put on hold.

Speaking after the election, Ifeanyi Araraume described the congress election as peaceful and well-coordinated.

On his part, Hope Uzodinma said there was no hitch during the conduct of the election, adding that the congress in Imo indicated that democracy is growing in Imo.

Also Imo Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere said the state congress was held successfully and the mandate of the people has been protected.

But the Deputy Chief of Staff to Okorocha, Kingsley Uju, insisted that a faction of the party went into an unknown place to hold state congress even when a court injunction was served against the conduct of the election.

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