Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Anambra Guber: Chief Willie Obiano Wins APGA Primaries

The All Progressives Grand Alliance has declared Chief Willie Obiano as winner of the governorship primaries that held yesterday in Awka, the Anambra State capital....

 The development confirms that the Executive Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, who hails from Anambra East in Anambra North Senatorial District, will fly APGA's flag for the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State.

The Chairman of the Electoral Panel, Chief Martin Agbaso, said Obiano polled 817 votes out of the 1,076, while Representative, Uche Ekwunife got 150 votes. Chief Paul Odenigbo had 49 votes; Emeka Nwogbo, 22 votes; John Nwosu, 18 votes; John Emeka, one vote; while 16 votes were voided.

Chief Patrick Obianwu had earlier stepped down for Obiano, while John Emeka's withdrawal was turned down. Obianwu stated that he stepped down to keep the dream of Anambra North Senatorial District of producing the next governor alive.

 Governor Peter Obi, who later addressed the party supporters, urged them to sustain their support for APGA to retain the governorship seat. Also speaking, Dr. Edozie Aroh, the Anambra State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, said that the party had shown that unity exists within its fold, declaring APGA intention to retain the governorship position.

In a related development, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has said that it would hold its primaries on September 2. The contest for the APC gubernatorial ticket would be between Godwin Ezeemo and Senator Chris Ngige as the third aspirant, Chief Annie Okonkwo, had earlier stepped down.

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