The Chief of Staff to Abia State governor, Okey Ahiwe has emerged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the state.
The primary election held on Saturday followed a directive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the party should hold a fresh primary election following the death of its original flag-bearer, Professor Uche Ikonne on January 25.
The primary election, which held at the Umuahia Township stadium, Umuahia, Abia State, produced Chief Ahiwe who polled the highest number of votes with 469.
The Chairman of the Election Committee delegated by the PDP National Working Committee and Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, declared Chief Ahiwe as the winner of the primary election.
He therefore emerged the standard-bearer of Abia PDP Governorship ticket. The election comes up on March 11 this year.
The state deputy governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu and a chieftain of the party, Mayor Lucky Igbokwe polled 12 votes each while another contestant, Hon Sampson Orji polled 11.