Home Politics Mrs Obiano clinches APGA’s Anambra North Senatorial ticket

Mrs Obiano clinches APGA’s Anambra North Senatorial ticket

3 min read

By Emeka Ozumba

The wife of the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Dr (Mrs) Ebelechukwu Obiano has emerged winner of a hard-fought battle for the Anambra North Senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance held last Saturday at the Onitsha North Local Government Area headquarters.

Mrs Obiano, who is also the founder of the charity organisation, Caring  Family Enhancement Initiative, polled 152 votes to beat her closest rival, former Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Primus Odili who got 120 votes.

The primary was earlier scheduled to hold on Friday at Anambra East Local Government headquarters but was moved for what was described as security concerns.

Other contestants were former Anambra State Commissioner for Information, Chief  Tony Nnachetta with five votes and Hon Sam Onwuteaka who got two votes.

Below is a breakdown of the votes recorded by Mrs Obiano and Odili:
Anambra East: Mrs Obiano 2; Odili 36

Anambra West: Mrs Obiano 1; Odili 29

Ayamelum: Mrs Obiano 20; Odili 11

Ogbaru: Mrs Obiano 23; Odili 23

Onitsha North: Mrs Obiano 30; Odili 14

Onitsha South: Mrs Obiano 33; Odili 7

Oyi: Mrs Obiano 43; Odili 0

Mrs Obiano = 152
Chief Odili = 120
Chief Nnacheta = 5
Hon Onwuteaka = 2

Reacting the election outcome, Leader of Mrs Obiano’s Team at the Primary Election, who was Transition Chairman of Oyi Local Government Area, Engr Nnamdi Nwadogbu, said that Osodieme was a First Lady of the grassroots who touched many lives. He attributed the result to God’s grace and the hardwork of a dedicated team, as well as the massive support and encouragement of people from across the Senatorial District.

Mrs Obiano’s victory was particularly thrilling because the opposition was made up of elements from her husband’s administration, who were her mentees few months earlier.

Load More Related Articles
Load More By Contributor
Load More In Politics

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Public morality: Nduka Obaigbena and his THISDAY/Arise News grandstanding

By Dele Alake and Bayo Onanuga It is laughably tragic that the Chairman and Editor-in-Chie…