Hon Acho Obioma, former member of the House of Representatives, has emerged as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Abia State.
In a keenly contested congress participated by mammoth of party leaders and members held at Umuahia Township Stadium, the chairman of APC congress Committee, Rt. Hon Uzo Azubuike, described the exercise as successful, and commended leaders and members of the party for the peaceful conduct demonstrated during the congress.
He also announced that Obioma polled 298 votes to defeat four other contestants for the position of Abia Chairmanship seat of the party.
Other contestants for the seat include, Sylvanus Nwaji who scored 1 vote, Dike Nwankwo 4 votes, Chidi Nwosu 92 and Ikechukwu Ukaegbu, who came second with total votes of 134.
The committee chairman further disclosed that a total number of 24 void votes was recorded during the congress.
Speaking shortly after the announcement of the results, Aliu Ugbanne, a national officer from the APC National Secretariat, Abuja, affirmed the declaration of Hon Acho Obioma, as duly elected chairman of the party in Abia state.
He thanked leaders and members of the party in the state for the hitch free and peaceful conduct of the congress, and further reiterated the undeterred commitment and determination of the governing APC to continue to entrench transparency in its affairs.
In his acceptance speech, the new Abia Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and ex-federal lawmaker, Hon Acho Obioma, appreciated the leaders, members and mammoth supporters in the state for the confidence reposed in him, promising not to disappoint them.
The Abia chairman, disclosed that his campaign was for the party to succeed on its quest to enthrone good governance and ensure dividends of democracy is brought to the doorsteps of the citizens.
Obioma, further solicited the maximum supports and cooperation appealed to co-aspirants in the concluded exercise to join hands with him to take APC to more a greater heights.
His words, “APC will rejoice more when they win the forces in the state and committed himself to the progress of the party, assuring that APC will take Abia State government come 2023”.
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