Rt. Hon. Chukwuma Michael Umeoji KSJI, a member of the House of Representatives and leading Gubernatorial Aspirant for the November 6, elelction has won the the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) primary to emerge the authentic Candidate of APGA for the Anambra Governorship election.
The primary election which held today, July 1, 2021 at Wonderland Awka, Anambra State as organised by the High Chief Barr. Jude Okeke led APGA saw the most popular aspirant and choice of party faithfuls, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji emerge the winner in a free, fair and transparent primary with wide margins against his closet rival, Lady Chinyere Nweke.
The Barr. Jude Okeke led All Progressive Grand Alliance party (APGA) had earlier today, July 1, vacated the Order of interim injunction filed by Ozonkpu Victor Oye faction against Jude Okeke led APGA after the 7 days life span.
The primary which took place in Awka, the Anambra State Capital saw a total number of 1,007 accredited delegates while 986 votes was shared between the two aspirants.
In the kneely contested primaries as supervised by INEC officials from Abuja and covered by various TV channels, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji secured 904 votes while Lady Chinyere Nweke scored 73 votes, with 9 invalid votes.
Umeoji who came top with highest vote cast, was declared winner and returned Governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance party (APGA) by the Electoral Committee Chairman, Hon. CHRIS OKOLI.
The victory means that Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji shall represent the APGA party in the Anambra Governorship election in November 2021.
Over fifteen (15) State House of Assembly members, Government appointees, major stakeholders and thousands of party faithfuls besieged Wonderland Awka, the venue of the only authentic primary of APGA to make history.
COMRADE, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, the National Publicity Secretary of the APGA, who was present alongside other NWC Electoral Committee members said the exercise is a sign of the good thing coming to Anambra State, he said the election which was free, fair and transparent has seen the will of the people and Real APGA foot soldiers prevail, he noted that with the choice of Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji as the Gubernatorial candidate of APGA, the main elelction will be a walkover come November.
In the acceptance speech of the Guber Candidate, Hon. Umeoji equlogiesd HE, Governor Willie Obiano whom he said has done well for Anambra State in all sectors of Governance and reassured that he, (Umeoji) shall consolidate on the many legacy of Obiano and APGA Government.
To the glory of God, we have reclaimed our party from the leprosy hands of those who swore to sink APGA, we have returned joy and smiles to the heart and faces of genuine lovers of our great party, my victory is a victory for Anambra State and entire ndị Igbo who believes in the ideology of APGA.
We will move very fast to close ranks and prepare for the main election which I’m very optimistic about.
I have already spoken to a good number of our party faithfuls who are aggrieved to come back, we have started Reconciliation, all members of APGA will come back for us to win this crucial election and further sustain the legacy bequeathed on us by Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.
In few weeks time, we will make public our manifestos for the continuous Development of our Dear State.
Anambra is blazing the trails under the watch of Governor Obiano and my undertaking is to continue and complete all the legacy projects of the Willie Obiano administration.
Umeoji said his administration will create jobs, give high stakes to youths and tackle raising insecurity with modern technology.
The emergence of Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji is win for APGA foot soldiers and would see Willie Obiano transfer power proven performer with track records of achievements.