Ikechi you wins Abia APC’s guber primary
High Chief Ikechi Emenike, has urged Ikechi Emenike, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Abia State Chapter has today, emerged as the flag bearer of the party in the forthcoming 2023 gubernatorial race.
Ikechi Emenike who is the Chairman Governing Council, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN who won the APC’s governorship primary election, amidst ecstasy, pledged his determination to transform the state magnificently, if elected as the Governor.
Emenike won the party’s governorship ticket today, Thursday during the governorship primary held in Umuahia, the state’s capital, having defeated five other aspirant, by polling a total of 672 Votes to defeat the first runner up, Chief Emeka Atuma who scored 159 votes.
Responding to the outcome of the exercise, Emenike enjoined every member of the party to relentless work diligently to ensure that the party takes her over power from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming election.
Speaking optimistically, he called for their collaborative effort to enable him restore the lost dignity of the state with focus on infrastructural amenities.
The returning Officer for the primary election, Mr Tony Obiefuna, while declaring Emenike winner, announced that aspirants in the primary election which included the former minister of State for Mines and Steel, Alex Otti who scored 14 votes, Chief Obinna Oriaku who polled 12 votes, the former minister of State for Mines and Steel, Chief Uche Ogah got 6 votes, chief Daniel Eke got 16 votes, while Prince Paul Ikonne polled 22 votes.
According to Obiefuna, the total number of accredited delegates for the primary election was 920, total number of votes cast was 907, as valid votes were 892 while invalid votes were 15, respectively.
Meanwhile, present at the exercise were virtually all the governorship aspirants alongside major stakeholders, such like Rt. Hon. Sam Onuigbo, member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North and South Federal Constituency, Representative Nkeiruka Onyejeocha of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency, Representative Benjamin Kalu, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, former Labour Minister, Emeka Wogu, etc.