- Honourable Chris Azubogu has clinched the Anambra Senatorial Ticket ahead of the 2023 general election
- Azubogu, a three-time Rep member, polled 116 votes to defeat Hon. Ben. Nwankwo, another three-time former House of Representative member who scored 113 votes
- Meanwhile, the influential lawmaker would contest alongside Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party and chief Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party at the forthcoming polls
The member representing Nnewi South, Nnewi North and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Hon Chris Azubogu, has emerged as the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for Anambra South Senatorial District, Daily Trust reports.
Azubogu will now battle Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party YPP and chief Chris Uba of the People Democratic Party PDP at the 2023 general election.
Ubah is the incumbent senator representing the zone.
Hon. Azubogu's victory
He emerged the flag bearer of the party on Wednesday at the APGA Anambra south senatorial primary held in Awka Anambra state capital.
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The Anambra South senatorial primary was moved to Awka, Anambra Central Senatorial due to the insecurity in Anambra South senatorial zone.
Hon. Azubogu's vote
Hon. Azubogu pulled 116 votes to defeat his closest rival Chief Emma Nkwachukwu who scored 113 votes, followed by Ben Nwankwo who got 75 votes and Akachukwu Nwankpo with 44 votes.
The total number of votes cast at the election were 348 votes.
Hon. Azubogu solicits support from co-contestants
Speaking to journalists, shortly after being declared winner, Azubogu urged his co-contestants to join hands with him to win the senatorial seat.
He said he did not win because he was the best but the people in their wisdom chose him.
Hon. Azubogu thanked Governor Soludo
He commended Governor Charles Soludo for his forthrightness in handling the conduct of the election.
Azubogu promised to carry people along if he wins the senatorial seat.
Senate: Obiano’s wife floors husband’s ex-chief of staff for APGA ticket
In another report, Ebelechukwu Obiano has won the Anambra North senatorial primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
She defeated her husband’s former Chief of Staff, Primus Odili, to emerge the APGA candidate in a keenly contested primary.
Mrs Obiano, at the primary held at the Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium, Onitsha, Onitsha North Local Government Area, scored 152 votes while her closest rival, Odili got 120.
2023: Senator Abaribe rejects APGA's offer
Following reports of his joining the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has said he is not leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The lawmaker debunked the claim that he was leaving the PDP to pursue his governorship aspiration through his media aide.
According to Abaribe, leaving the opposition party has never crossed his mind and he would be contesting for the Abia governorship on the PDP platform.