Obiano wins APGA ticket for Anambra guber poll
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has secured the ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to contest for a second term in office.
The Returning Officer, Sani Shukafi, who announced the result of the primaries held at Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka, yesterday, said that Chief Obiano pooled 1,070 votes out of the 1,097 votes cast to emerge the winner.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who monitored the primaries include the commission’s Legal Adviser, Mr. John Nsofor and Godfrey Nsofor, all from Abuja and Milicent Izuegbu Paul from INEC office in Uri Anambra State.
Briefing journalists immediately after the result was announced, Former National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, described the exercise as one of the primaries ever conducted in Anambra State, adding that the delegates were disciplined and well-organised.
He said: “We met all requirements in law. Willie Obiano was unanimously elected. APGA remains one of the first parties to elect its governorship candidate.”
Umeh, who called on other political parties to play the game according to the rules, also urged the media in the state to join hands with the party to ensure smooth campaign and election in the state.