Winners Emerge In APC Governorship Primaries, Sanwo-Olu, Dapo Abiodun Others Secure Tickets - Matrixliveng
Winners Emerge In APC Governorship Primaries, Sanwo-Olu, Dapo Abiodun Others Secure Tickets
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Winners Emerge In APC Governorship Primaries, Sanwo-Olu, Dapo Abiodun Others Secure Tickets

Sanwo Olu, Dapo Abiodun and others

After weeks of political drama and campaigns, winners are gradually emerging in the All-Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries held in many states in the country.

Winners have emerged in several states from Lagos and Ogun States where incumbents Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun, respectively, secured tickets for their second term bids to Ebonyi and Abia where fresh candidates emerged.

In Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu won after two other aspirants – former Commissioner of Energy, Mr Wale Oluwo and former Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Energy, Mr Mustapha Olorunfemi – were not cleared for the primary.

More than 1,225 delegates were expected to cast their votes in the exercise and 1,198 were accredited.

Of those accredited, 1,182 votes were cast with 12 regarded as invalid.

In Ogun State, Governor Dapo Abiodun won by 1,168 votes to defeat five other aspirants.

However, two of the aspirants, Adekunle Akinlade and Biyi Otegbeye, had rejected the chairmanship of the election committee and passed a vote of no confidence on the Chairman of the governorship election primaries, Wale Ohu.

The aspirants, in a jointly signed press statement, also expressed reservations about the delegate list used for the exercise held at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta, the state capital

Chief Ikechi Emenike emerged the winner in Abia State.

Emenike, an economist, is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Development Resources Limited.

He polled 672 votes to defeat others in the race.

Ahead of the primaries, Emenike was jostling for the APC’s governorship ticket in the state with six other aspirants.

However, three of the aspirants walked out of the venue of the primaries on Thursday. They based their walkout on the decision to use an indirect process for the primary.

Former national caretaker of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, came up trumps in Yobe as he seeks re-election.

Buni was declared the winner of the primary after scoring 805 out of the total votes of 890.

The primary, which was held at an event centre in Damaturu, was contested solely by Buni, according to the Chairman of the election committee, Umar Lawan Kareto.

In Cross River, Senator Sandy Onor was declared the winner.

Senator Onor polled 236 votes defeating his closet opponent Senator

Gershom Bassey with 175 votes to become the party’s flag-bearer for the 2023 general elections.

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