APC Guber Primaries: Winners Emerge in Delta, Enugu, Rivers, Others
The gubernatorial primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), held across the country on Thursday have started producing candidates who will fly the party’s flag in the 2015 general election.
Some of the aspirants who are sitting governors under the platform of the party were either elected unopposed or defeated their contenders, while the new entrants had the upper hand against their contenders.
Olorogun Otega Emerhor was on Thursday declared winner of the Delta governorship primaries of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Aliu Yahaya Sa’ad declared Olorugun Emerhor winner after polling a total of 3,584 votes to beat Chief Fidelis Tilije who scored 195 votes.
The only female in the contest Princess Nana Modupe Onwordi polled two votes.
The primaries was characterised with drama as Fidelis Tilije left the venue in protest after he accused Emerhor of breaching Electoral laws by campaigning at the Oshimili South Arcade venue of the eve.
In Enugu State, a two-time gubernatorial candidate, Okey Ezea has emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state.
Ezea who emerged unopposed at the party primaries which took place at the APC secretariat in Enugu had contested for the position on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) in 2007 after losing out in the PDP primaries and 2011 elections.
His emergence followed a voice vote by the 3467 delegates drawn from the 260 wards in the state.
Ezea’s initial opponent, Ifeanyi Asogwa was said to have withdrawn to contest for the Nsukka/Igboeze South federal constituency seat.
The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in the state with 4662 votes.
Ajimobi defeated his opponent, Dr. Ayobami Adesina, son of former governor of the state, Alhaji Lam Adesina, who polled 22 votes.
The third aspirant, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, who is a former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in the state, who petitioned the five-man electoral committee that conducted the primaries declined to participate in the exercise.
Shittu was said to have filed a case at the Federal High Court over issues bordering on the ward delegate congress of APC and delegates that voted during the exercise.
Out of the 4776 accredited voters, 4774 voted while 90 votes were invalid .
Governor Ibikunle Amosun has emerged the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress(APC) for Ogun State following governorship primaries of the party that returned him.
At the APC governorship primary election conducted at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta, the state capital, Amosun who was the lone aspirant, garnered 3,554 votes out of the 3, 681 delegates that voted but 16 votes were void.
Kwara state Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries.
The governor pledged to work harder to transform more lives and elevate the state.
Alhaji Ahmed polled a total of 3,016 votes.
The delegates numbering 3,025 from the 193 wards that made up the 16 local government area of the state cast their votes for the governor to contest the 2015 general elections.
He was the sole candidate of party.
The earlier endorsed governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, was yesterday formally elected with 3,773 votes.
He was elected from the 3,914 total votes cast, with others declared invalid, but 4,321 persons were accredited, out of the 4,574 delegates.
The coast seem to completely clear for Governor Ibrahim Gaidam to run for governorship of Yobe State in the 2015 general elections with the endorsement of over 2000 delegates of the party in Damaturu on Thursday .
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