The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has elected Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra as its candidate for the state’s governorship poll slated for November 18, in the State.
The party’s primary election was held on Tuesday, August 15.
Obiano, who was unopposed scored 1,070 “yes” votes to emerge the candidate in the race.
Report has it that accreditation and voting by delegates from the 326 wards in the 21 local governments commenced at 11.30 a.m. and ended at 3:45 p.m.
Obiano was presented the certificate of return at 5:55 p.m.
Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, Chairman of the congress, who announced the result, said that a total of 1,092 delegates were accredited for the exercise.
He said that Obiano received 1,070 yes votes, with 11 persons voting against him, while 11 votes were declared invalid.
“With the declaration of the result, APGA now has a governorship candidate for the Nov. 18 election; we expect him to start his campaign immediately,” he said.
Obiano, however, appreciated the delegates for endorsing his candidature and promised to step up development of Anambra State, if given a fresh mandate.
He announced the retention of Anambra deputy governor Nkem Okeke as running mate, and urged the people to support his candidature to ensure continuity.
The Chairman, Obiano Governorship Campaign Team, Chief Victor Umeh, thanked APGA for entrusting the ticket to Obiano, saying that the campaigns would start “immediately”.