The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has clichéd the governorship primary ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
The Primary which took place on Tuesday was conducted at the Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka by the Chief Victor Oye -ed faction of the party.
Soludo polled 740 votes to overrun three other aspirants, Okwudili Ezenwankwo who scored 41 votes, Damian Okolo seven votes, and Ibeh Kenechukwu Christopher who polled four votes.
The Chief Returning Officer of the APGA, Deacon Samson Olalere, revealed that a total of 812 delegates were billed to participate in the election but 795 votes were accredited, while 792 delegates.
in his speech, Governor Willie Obiano, who is the party’s BoT Chairman, , thanked the party delegates for the peaceful conduct during the election, noting that Soludo would win the November 6 governorship election in the state.
Soludo, speaking on the outcome of the primaries described his emergence as divine, assuring that his administration would consolidate Obiano’s achievement to effect good governance in the state.
He offered hands of fellowship to the other aspirants, urging them to unite for the battle ahead in November.
APGA had, last week, disqualified five aspirants of the party including Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo, Nonso Smart Okafor, Chukwuma Umeoji, Carter Dike Umeh, and Ozoka Odera Ifeanyi due to various reasons among which were insubordination to the party’s leadership, certificate mutilation and alteration of forms.