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Anambra guber: Tony Nwoye defeats Andy Uba, others

*No right thinking person in Anambra will vote APC

Tony Nwoye has emerged winner of the Anambra State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election.

He will run against incumbent Governor Wille Obiano of APGA on the 18th of November.

Nwoye, a member of the House of Representatives and former NANS president, scored 2,146 votes to defeat his nearest rival, Senator Andy Uba who got 931 votes. 11 aspirants contested for the Anambra APC governorship ticket.

The results were announced on Sunday by the Chief Returning Officer, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State.

According to Governor Shettima, George Moghalu also polled 525 votes, Bart Nwibe scored 414 and John-Bosco Onunkwo scored 85 votes. Madu Nonso (21 votes), Nwike Patrick (20), Obidigbo Chike (22), and Okonkwo Donatus (10).

5,430 delegates from the 21 local government areas of the state participated in the exercise.

Why Anambra people will not vote APC: National chairman of the African Democratic Party (ADC), Dr Ralphs Nwosu in a reaction to the result of the APC said, “shich APC are they talking about? Is it the one where the president made over 100 appointments and did not think it right to include even one Igbo man?

“No right thinking indigene of Anambra or the south east would vote APC, as the party had shown clearly that it does not have the interest of the people of the zone at heart. Igbo people are yet to forgive them for that and we in ADC are not losing any sleep over their participation in the governorship election in Anambra.”

Nwosu said his party was out to make things right in Anambra after several years of neglect by successive governments.

He insisted that ADC would be the party to beat in the election as it had mapped out strategy to ensure that that it comes out victorious.

Meanwhile, the party has through voice vote elected Dr Barr Paul Obianaso as its candidate for the 18th November governorship election in the state.

Obianaso was elected in a peaceful voice vote cast by three delegates of the party from all the 326 political wards of the state. Four other aspirants had earlier stepped down for him.

Addressing members of the party, Obianaso assured that he was ready to work conscientiously to ensure that poverty was stamped out of the country.

He said, “We have a duty to secure Anambra, and the security and welfare of the people will be my priority, and if you give me your support, I will let you know that your trust in me is not wasted.”

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