The immediate past chief of staff to the governor of Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has been declared the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state.

His father in-law and incumbent Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, was also elected as the party’s senatorial candidate for Imo West Senatorial District.

This is coming after the National Working Committee had cancelled the earlier primary which produced two aspirants — Senator Hope Uzodinma and Nwosu — as candidates and ordered for a rescheduled primary on Saturday.

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Announcing the results of the rescheduled primary at the APC Secretariat in Owerri in the early hours of Sunday, the chairman of the electoral panel, Ibrahim Agbabiaka, said that Nwosu polled a total of 269,524 votes to defeat eight other aspirants.

According to him, the primary held in the 305 Independent National Electoral Commission’s wards across the state.

Agbabiaka said that other aspirants, Uzodinma, got 2,729 votes; the deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere, 2,646 votes; Jude Ejiogu, 3,656 votes; and Chris Nlemoha, 925 votes.

Peter Gbujie, according to Agbabiaka, scored 4,855 votes; George Eche, 2,445 votes; Chima Anozie, 3,248 votes and Chuks Ololo, 6,428 votes.

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