FIC Report (Abia State) – The immediate past Vice Chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu, and one time Rector of the Abia State Polytechnic, Prof. Uche Eleazar Ikonne has polled a total of 468 votes to clinch the ticket of the People’s Democratic Party ahead of the 2023 Governorship elections.
Prof. Ikonne defeated his closest rival Lucky Igbokwe who polled 45 Votes and Ezenwanyi Ngozi Jonah who got 5 votes.
Announcing the results at the Umuahia Township Stadium,Venue of the Primaries, the Returning Officer of the PDP and Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose said of the 700 ballots, a total of 554 votes were cast, while 146 were untouched.
According to him, “Prof. Ikonne having satisfied all the criteria of the Party, is hereby declared the winner and lawful flag bearer of the PDP in the 2023 elections in Abia State”.
The Winner of the Primaries, Prof. Uche Ikonne who was full of smiles and elated at the outcome of the election thanked God, the leadership of the party led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for what he described as a seamless process while noting that his win is a proof that God’s will still prevails.
He revealed that the yearnings and sufferings of Abians for massive infrastructure, development, women empowerment, and human capital development will be the main focus of his administration as he climbs the ladder of leadership in the state.
The PDP flag bearer expressed optimism and readiness in winning the general elections in 2023 under his party.
Recall that seven of the Gubernatorial Aspirants including the Deputy Governor, Rt.Hon.Sir. Ude Okochukwu, Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Enyinnaya Nwafor, Ncheta Omerekpe, Chima Anyaso, Samson Orji and Emma Nwaka withdrew from contesting the Primaries of the PDP citing impunity and imposition of what they called imaginary 3 man adhoc delegates as reasons.
1. Aba North – Aron Uzodike
2. Aba Central – Oba Abraham Ukefi
3. Obingwa East – Akpolonu Chijioke
4. Ikwuano- Nwabuisi Stanley
5. Arochukwu – Bonny Emeka Austine
6. Ohafia North – Egwuonu Obasi
7. Osisioma South – Nnamdi Nwachukwu
8. Ugwunagbo – Chief Chijioke Uruakpa
9. Umuahia East – Nwakodo Kelechi
10. Ohafia South – Ekea Udensi
11. Umuahia North – Ugochukwu Ezeocha
12. Isiala Ngwa North – Iheonunekwu Collins
13. Isiala Ngwa South – Dennis Rowland
14. Obingwa West – Erondu Uchenna Erondu
15. Osisioma Ngwa North – John Kennedy Njoku
16. Bende South – Ndubuisi Emmanuel
17. Umunneochi – Fabian Nwankwo
18. Umuahia South – Uzosike Jeremiah
19. Ukwa East – Lewis Obianyi
20. Ukwa West – Hon. Godwin Adiele
21. Bende North – Nnamdi Ibekwe
22. Isuikwuato – Lucky Johnson
23. Umuahia Central – Pastor Ugochukwu Uche
24. Aba South – Prince Nwaigwe
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
1. Bende – Elendu Ukeje Nnenna
2. Ebisike Chimaobi – Aba North/South
3. Chief Chris Nkwonta – Ukwa East/West
4. Mrs. Loveth Ofoegbu – Isuikwuato/Umunneochi
5. Umuahia North/South/Ikwuano – Rt. Hon. Orji Chinedum Enyinnaya
6. Obingwa/Osisioma/Ugwunagbo – Nwagaga Chinwendu
7. Isiala Ngwa North/South – Prof. Agbazuare ACB
8. Arochukwu/Ohafia – Rt. Hon. Uchendu Ifeanyi
1. Abia South – Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu
2. Abia North – Senator Mao Ohuabunwa
3. Abia Central – Dr. Austine Akobundu
Mabel Okugo And Uche Uzosike