Ngige picks APC gubernatorial ticket

By The Rainbow

Senator Chris Ngige has emerged the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 governorship elections in Anambra.

His choice was announced by Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha after a meeting of the south east caucus of the APC .

The adoption was followed with the raising up of Ngige's hand by the Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, at the first interactive meeting of the elders and leaders of the party which took place at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.

Annie Okonkwo would head Ngige’s campaign team.

Okorocha explained that the choice of Ngige was reached through a consensus, “adding that “those who thought we shall not succeed today we have disappointed them”.

Also congratulating Ngige, another chieftain of the party, Chief Tom Ikimi, said he had always assured the senator that he would once again govern Anambra State and advised Okonkwo to patiently wait for his turn.

The meeting also witnessed the inauguration of the party's Interim Executive Committee (IEC), headed by Chief Bisi Akande.