Immediate past Chief of Staff to Governor Ikpeazu, elected PDP governorship candidate in Abia
The immediate past Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Okey Ahaiwe, has been elected as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State.
He polled a total number of 469 to defeat his closest rivals, the deputy governor of the state, Ude Oko-chukwu and Mr Lucky Igbokwe who scored 12 votes each.
Others who participated in the process were a former chairman of the party, Senator Emma Nwaka, who had no vote, and a former House of Assembly member, Sampson Orji, who polled 11 votes.
A total number of 516 votes were cast during the special congress, and 12 votes were invalid.
Some of the aspirants including a former Commissioner for Works, Bob Ogu, a businessman, Eric Opia and a female candidate had earlier stepped down for Ahaiwe who hails from the same local government area as the late Prof Uche Ikonne.
The chairman of the Abia PDP primary and governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, declared the winner at the special congress.
He assured the candidate that the party will support him to win the governorship election in the state.