Members of the APC Coalition also known as the ‘Allied Forces’ boycotted Friday presidential primary election conducted all over the state on Friday.
This is even as President Muhammadu Buhari got a total of 697, 532 votes in the election in which he is the sole candidate.
Speaking after announcement of the results, Governor Rochas Okorocha said that President Muhammadu Buhari remains the best option for the South – East in the 2019 election.
Okorocha said that President Buhari will win in the entire South – East in 2019.
He said, “What we are doing today is the APC Presidential Primary for President Muhammadu Buhari. It is also very clear that the President is Contesting the 2019 Presidential election on the platform of APC as the sole candidate of the party.
But like the Constitution approves, whether it’s one person or more than one candidate, the electorate must exercise their franchise”.
The governor further said, “I am very happy for the large turnout as people had trooped out in their large numbers to ensure victory for our Party, APC and our presidential flag-bearer, President Muhammadu Buhari and also to assure him that APC is the Party on ground in Imo State.”
Announcing the results, State Returning Officer, Chief Charlse Amadi, said President Buhari 697,532 out of the 944,843 registered members.
It was gathered that the Coalition Chieftains in the State and handful of their followers never showed up in any ward in the State for the Primary.