Anambra: Andy Uba wins controversial APC governorship primaries

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An All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Andy Nnamdi Uba, has defeated 13 other aspirants to emerge the party’s governorship candidate in the next November 6 election.

The Chairman of the APC primary election panel and Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, announced the outcome of the poll at Golden Tulip Hotel, Agulu Lake in the early hours of Sunday.

This was despite the protest by 11 of the aspirants, who said there was no primaries in the state.

Uba emerged winner with 230,201 votes, while his closest rival, Johnbosco Onunkwo, polled a total of 28,746 votes.

The total vote cast was 348,490.

The full results as announced by the election committee for each of the candidates are:

i. Senator Andy Uba – 230,201

ii. Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo – 21,281

iii. George Moghalu – 18,596

iv. Paul Orajiaka – 4,348

v. Geoff Onyejeagbu – 3,414

vi. Azuka Okwuosa – 17,189

vii. Nwokafor Daniel – 3,335

viii. Ikoobasi Mokelu – 3,727

ix. Kwebuike Ifeanyi – 1,466

x. Godwin Okonkwo – 5,907

xi. Ben Etiaba – 4,244

xii. Onuwkwo John Bosco – 28,746

xiii. Edozie Madu – 3,636

xiv. Maxwell Okoye – 2,540

The election committee adopted the open ballot mode, also known as Option A4, to conduct the primary election.