Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, has on Wednesday, advised members of the All Progressive Congress [APC], to stand or vote for any candidate of their own choice, irrespective of intra or inter party affairs in the state.
Mr. President said this amid the problem rocking the Imo State chapter of the APC, over the governorship candidate in the state.
However, the current Governor Rochas Okorocha is supporting his former Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, while the National Chairman of the party Adams Oshiomhole backs Senator Hope Uzodinma, who emerged the APC candidate under controversial circumstances.
Nwosu also picked the governorship ticket of the Action Alliance [AA], with the state chapter of the APC being polarized on who to vote.
President Buhari, while speaking at the Dan Anyiam Stadium during his campaign rally, countered the APC National Chairman who has mandated APC members to vote for Uzodinma.
“You can vote for whosoever you want, do not allow intra or inter party affairs stop you from voting for the candidate of your choice,” he added.
However, Oshiomhole had boasted that the APC does not need the support of the AA to deliver President Buhari in the state.
According to him, “Let me make it clear that the APC is not alliance with any party, we have the power to deliver the President.
“You should vote for Uzodinma as our governorship candidate, don’t be deceived by anybody”.