The Chairman, governing council of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Ikechi Emenike, on Thursday emerged as the standard-bearer of the All Progressive Congress in Abia State.
The party’s governorship primary held in Umuahia, he polled a total number of 672 votes to defeat his closest vival, Hon. Emeka Atuma who scored 159 votes.
Other aspirants in the primary election included Chief Daniel Eke who got 16 votes, Uche Ogah who got 6 votes, Obinna Oriaku who got 12 votes, and Paul Ikonne who scored 22 votes.
The returning officer for the primary election, Mr Tony Obiefna, declared Emenike the winner of the election. He stated that , the total number of accredited delegates for the primary election was 920, while the total number of the votes cast was 907. Also said the number of valid votes was 892 while invalid votes was 15 in number.
In his acceptance speech, the winner Ikechi Emenike, said he received the mandate given to him by his party with every sense of responsibility. “First step towards liberating Abia.”
“Our mission is to first rescue and develop Abia State,” he assured 29 May 2023, will be a bigger celebration this is the era of development,” he said.
He also urged all the party members not to relent, but to do their best for the party to win the governorship general election in 2023.
The APC Chairman of Abia state , Dr Kingsley Ononogbu described the process of the primary as free and fair.