Tony Nwoye has emerged winner of the Anambra State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election. Eleven aspirants contested for the Anambra APC governorship ticket. including Senator Andy Uba who was considered pre-election favourite.
Nwoye, a member of the House of Representatives and former NANS president, scored 2,146 votes to defeat his closest rival, Senator Andy Uba who scored 931 votes.
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.
Other results are 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.
The November 18, 2017 Anambra election is expected to be a three-horse race among APGA, represented by the incumbent Governor, Willie Obiano, PDP and APC candidates.