A former Senator who represented Anambra South Senatorial District, Andy Ubah, has won the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State, having defeated other twelve aspirants.
Penpushing reports that Chairman of the Anambra State Primary Election Committee Prince Dapo Abiodun, declaring the results of the exercise on Sunday at the Golden Tulips Hotel, Agulu, Anambra State, said Ubah polled 230, 201 votes out of the total votes of 348,490, to defeat his closest rival, Onunwoku Johnbosco who polled 28, 746 and other 12 contestants.
The committee chairman who is the Governor of Ogun State said election took place in 20 out of the 21 Local Government Areas of the state, noting that election could not hold in Onitsha South due to the failure of the Returning Officers to conduct the election after collecting election materials from the Committee’s Secretariat.
Penpushing further reports that, he disclosed that an Option A-4 method was adopted in the election, and blamed the delay in the conduct of the election as scheduled on the failure of the contestants to supply 30 of their representatives as directed by the Committee.
The committee boss said, only nine aspirants supplied their representatives to the Committee as at 9a.m on Saturday,explaining that despite the minor hiccups, Returning Officers, backed by security escorts were posted to all the 326 Wards in the state.
Penpushing also reports that, Abiodun emphasised that the process was free, fair, transparent and in line with the party’s guidelines, as promised by this committee, just as he debunked insinuations from some of the contestants that the exercise was deliberately delayed, pointing out that his committee only needed to be thorough and transparent.
The chairman added that the minor delay was not the fault of the committee or that of the party members, but that of logistics, and equally thanked party members and all stakeholders, especially the committee members, who according to him were carefully chosen for the task, calling on all hands to be on deck to ensure victory for the party in the coming governorship election.
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