Anambra polls: Ngige triumphs in APC primaries, factional APGA chooses Obidigbo

By The Citizen

Senator Chris Ngige has won the direct primaries election conducted in 21 local councils of Anambra State on Monday for the governorship ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) with 63,255 votes against 9,564 for Godwin Ezeemo.

This followed the reversal of the adoption of Ngige as the candidate for the governorship election in November 16, 2013 by the APC's national leadership.

Yesterday's primaries held at 326 wards with members of the party voting without delegates.

Meanwhile, the Maxi Okwu faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) yesterday made good its promise of fielding a governorship candidate for the November 16, 2013 poll in Anambra State by choosing frontline industrialist, Dr. Chike Obidigbo, as its standard bearer at the primary election held in Awka.

He was selected through acclamation by 450 delegates.

Chairman of the Screening Committee, Mr. Chris Eze, declared that at last the party had come out with a most qualified candidate, stressing that having crisscrossed the length and breadth of the state campaigning for votes, Obidigbo was in a better position to win the election.

A renowned technocrat and former Executive Director (Business Banking) at Fidelity Bank, Chief Willie Obiano, had earlier been nominated as the party's candidate by the Victor Umeh faction.

Also, Chief Udo Udeogaranya has emerged as the gubernatorial candidate of African Peoples Alliance (APA).

In a statement, he said: 'Finally, I was nominated and voted in unopposed by the party delegates from all the wards on Saturday, 31st August 2013, at the party's special congress conducted in Awka by APA national office, led by the national secretary of the party in the person of Alhaji Samaila Mohammed Tanko, monitored by three INEC officials from Abuja.'