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#AnambraDecides: Tony Nwoye Wins APC Guber Ticket

A member of the House of Representatives, Tony Nwoye, has won the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to fly the flag of the party in the Anambra State governorship election slated for  November 18.

Nwoye won the hotly contested primary election after beating 11 other aspirants of the party, including Senator Andy Uba who was perceived as his godfather.

The lawmaker polled a grand total of 2,146 votes to beat his closest rival, Uba who lagged behind with 931 votes.

This is the second time Nwoye is beating Uba in a governorship primary election.

He had in 2013 clinched the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) above Uba, who later ran on one faction of the party.

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, who announced the result, said the election was the easiest and smoothest he had ever witnessed.

He said he was proud of the members of his committee, the team of observers from the party’s national headquarters and also the leadership of the party in the state.

He thanked the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, whom he described as a true democrat who did not meddle in the process.

“We did our work the best way we could by avoiding the major actors of the election, and I can tell you that I do not know him, and even if you bring him here I do not still know him.

“With the power conferred on me as the chairman of the primary election committee for APC in Anambra, I declare Nwoye the winner of the primary election.

Other aspirants of the party polled votes as follows; Onunkwo Johnbosco, 85; Bart Nwibe, 414; Moughalu George, 525; Chukwuma, 110; Okonkwo Donatus,10; Madu Nonso, 21; Nwike Patrick, 20; Obidigbo Chike, 22;  Uzoh Obinna,17 and Kate Uchegbu, the only female in the race garnered one vote.

Total number of delegates accredited for the election was 4,458, total votes cast 4333, while 4302 were adjudged valid. Invalid votes stood at 31.

The election was conducted amid tight security, with over 300 police and NSCDC personnel present at the venue.


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