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Abia 2023: Uche Ogah Speaks On His Emergence As APC Candidate

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The immediate past Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Uche Sampson Ogah, has reacted to his emergence as the standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress for the upcoming 2023 governorship election in Abia State.

The Eastern Updates had reported on Friday that Ogah scored 141,952 votes to beat his closest rival, Paul Ikonne, who scored 27,054.

Other gubernatorial aspirants include, Chief Ikechi Emenike, who polled 9,446, Emeka Atuma with 7,429, Obinna Oriaku with 5,553, Alex Otti scored 2,41, and Daniel Eke who got 1,953 at the keenly contested direct primaries.

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Reacting to his victory at the concluded gubernatorial primaries held across 184 electoral wards of the state which contained in a statement issued to journalists on Friday in Umuahia, Ogah described the outcome of the exercise as true reflection of the will of the people of Abia State.

His words: “It has ended in praise and we return the glory to God almighty for a successful gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress, here dated May 26, 2022.

The Eastern Updates recalls that Uche Ogah had a few weeks ago declared his interest to run for the Abia governorship seat in 2023 for the third time.

Ogah, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this declaration at the party’s state secretariat in Umuahia.

The Eastern Updates reports that this would be his third attempt to govern the southeastern State.

Recall that in 2015, he was highly tipped to pick the PDP ticket but lost to sitting Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu after the power brokers in the party settled for him.

Again in 2019, he became the APC’s flag bearer but came a distant second behind Ikpeazu.

The Eastern Updates

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