- Defeats Andy Ubah
A member of the House of Representatives, Tony Nwoye, has emerged winner of the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Anambra state.
Nwoye scored a total of 2,146 votes to defeat Andy Ubah, his closest rival and a serving senator, who got 931 votes.
George Moghalu, APC’s national auditor, followed with 525 votes while Bart Nwibe came fourth with 414 votes in the election which was concluded on Sunday.
A total of 11 aspirants contested for the party’s governorship ticket in the election.
Other participants include John-Bosco Onunkwo who scored 85 votes, Madu Nonso, 21 votes; Nwike Patrick, 20; Obidigbo Chike, 22; and Okonkwo Donatus, 10.
The election, which began on Saturday, stretched into Sunday due to delays in collation and eventual counting attributed of results.
Over 5,000 delegates from the 21 local government areas of the state participated in the exercise.
The governorship election in the state is scheduled to hold on November 18.
Willie Obiano, the incumbent governor, is the candidate for the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
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