Conduct exams for guber aspirants – Party Chief

The All Grand Alliance Party (AGAP) Chairman in Imo State, Chief Ugo C. Ugo, has suggested that all governorship aspirants in the state must be subjected to a written examination to enable the people of Imo to determine the best among them.
He also said that the aspirants, who are more than 45 in number for 2019 elections, should also present a medical certificate confirming that they were mentally sound before writing the examination.
Speaking to newsmen in Owerri, Chief Ugo said that professors of Imo State origin would conduct the examination while the invigilators should be Archbishop A.J.U. Obinna of Owerri Catholic Archdiocese, Bishop Cyril Okorocha of the Owerri Anglican Diocese, the CAN President in Imo State, Dr. Paschal Dozie, Prof Maurice Igwu, among others.
Chief Ugo posited that the Governorship aspirants are to write essay on why they want to govern Imo State. They are to be subjected to answer objective test questions to be drawn from, English, Mathematics, Economics, Government, Agric Science, Financial Management, Rule of Law, Quantitative Analysis, Sociology, Culture and Tradition to mention a few.
He said: “The need to subject the governorship aspirants to the above examination is very apt and sacrosanct now to avoid the situation Imolites found themselves since 2011. Apart from writing the examination, the aspirants should show evidence of primary, secondary and higher institutions they attended with dates and they are expected to mention names of three course mates each from primary, secondary and higher institution they attended. They should present certificates confirming that they are mentally sound before writing the examination which if approved will be at the Auditorium of Imo State University or Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
Imo, in recent times, had witnessed a sharp rise in the number of aspirants who want to be governor of the state come 2019.
Parties have, however, not conducted their primaries to ascertain their choice candidates.
Our correspondent observed that the great number of aspirants was because the incumbent, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, was serving his last term, adding that politicians believe that it is often difficult to unseat an incumbent.