Emeka Ihedioha emerges winner of the just concluded governorship primary election of the People’s Democratic Party in Imo State on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
The exercise started at 4:00 pm on Monday and ended at 4.30 am on Tuesday at the Kanu Nwankwo Sports Centre, Owerri Imo state.
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rit. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, emerged the winner following the breakdown of the official result:
- Senator Nneji Athan Achonu – 63 votes
- Ezeji Beneath -1 vote
- Sir Chukwuma Ekomaru, SAN, – 7 Votes
- Njoku Jude Ejike – 21 votes
- Distinguished Sen Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, – 1282 votes.
- Hon. Emeka Nkem Ihedioha, CON, -1723 votes
- Void- 46
Results as announced by the returning officer, Mr Emma Nwala.
“I am most grateful to all security personnel for their commitment to the security of lives and materials all through the night and till this morning.
Also, I thank all aspirants, delegates and officials for conducting themselves properly.
With the power vested in me as returning officer, I hereby declare Emeka Ihedioha the winner and flag bearer of the PDP in Imo for the 2019 governorship election”- Mr Emma Nwala said.
Senator Anyanwu passionately hugged Ihedioha and congratulated him after the announcement of results. Other aspirants also showed spirit of sportsmanship by congratulating him and promised to work together to liberate Imo state from the chains of bondage.
Rt. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha in turn thanked everyone who made it possible for him to emerge victorious and also commended the conduct of the primary election. He also promised to work with every one across board to win the 2019 governorship election.
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