JUST IN: Tony Nwoye wins APC governorship primary election in Anambra
- The race for the Anambra governorship election is taking shape by the day
- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has kick-started the race by settling for a candidate
- House of Representatives member, Honourable Tony Nwoye, was voted overwhelmingly by the party's delegates
A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Tony Nwoye, has emerged winner of the Anambra state APC governorship primary election, Channels TV reports.
According to the report, Nwoye scored 2,146 votes to defeat his nearest rival, Senator Andy Uba who got 931 votes on Sunday, August 27.
Nwoye was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last governorship election in the state where he lost out.
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Eleven aspirants were in the race to clinch the party's ticket.
APC's national auditor, George Moghalu polled 525 votes, while Bart Nwibe scored 414 and John-Bosco Onunkwo scored 85 votes.
Other results include Madu Nonso – 21 votes, Nwike Patrick – 20, Obidigbo Chike – 22, and Okonkwo Donatus – 10.
5,430 delegates from the 21 local government areas of the state reportedly participated in the exercise.
The APC chairman in the state, Mr Emeka Ibe, said he was satisfied with the conduct of the exercise, saying all the various stages were hitch-free.
He also commended the delegates for their conduct, as well as security agents and the media.
He expressed optimism that the party would win the main election scheduled for November.
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Nwoye's victory came despite media reports that he allegedly signed an agreement to cede 30% of Anambra state’s Internally Generated Revenue to a prominent billionaire businessman, Prince Arthur Eze.
The document also indicated that there was an agreement for Prince Eze to nominate 10 commissioners in the cabinet of Nwoye.
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