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A former Secretary to Ebonyi State Government, Professor Benard Odoh has been declared the winner of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate ahead of the 2023 general election in the State.
The Eastern Updates gathered that Odoh polled 513 votes to emerge the candidate of the party during the primary election, which took place at the party’s state secretariat in Abakaliki.
The Chairman of APGA Governorship Primary Election Committee in Ebonyi, Olalere Samson, who announced the results, said Odoh picked all the votes having contested unopposed.
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In his acceptance speech, the APGA governorship candidate, Prof. Odoh, described his victory as the beginning of the eventual liberation for Ebonyi people.
He described APGA as the only viable party in the state, arguing that the ruling APC and the Peoples Democratic Party have been torn beyond redemption by crises.
The wife of the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Ebelechukwu Obiano, on Sunday, emerged the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance for Anambra North senatorial election.
Mrs Obiano defeated her husband’s former Chief of Staff, Primus Odili, to emerge the APGA candidate in a keenly contested primary in the presence of heavy security.
Mrs Obiano, at the primary held at the Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium, Onitsha, Onitsha North Local Government Area, scored 152 votes while her closest rival, Odili got 120.
Other aspirants at the election included the State former Commissioner for Information, Tony Nnacheta (2 votes), and one Onwuteaka Sam Jnr, who equally got 2 votes, out of the 276 total votes cast at the poll.