The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has elected Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano as its candidate for the November 18, 2017 governorship election.
Obiano was elected at a special congress/primary election in Awka Tuesday by delegates of the party who voted through a 'yes' or 'no' vote.
Returning officer of the primary election, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi who announced Obiano's victory said Obiano polled a total of 1,070 to win the election.
He said, "The total accredited delegates for the election was 1092, consisting of statutory and adhoc delegates.
"Yes' votes were 1,070, while 'No' votes cast were 11. Invalid votes cast were 11 too, while five persons did not cast their votes. With this, Chief Willie Obiano stands elected as the candidate of our party."
The governor expressed thanks to the delegates for electing him, promising to continue to work hard for the party.
Obiano is the second major candidate for the election to be elected, with Chief Godwin Ezeemo having been elected two weeks ago as the candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance(PPA)
Director General of Obiano campaign organisation, Chief Victor Umeh while speaking with journalists charged other political parties to elect candidates that will adhere to the rules of the game.
He said Obiano has met all the conditions and stands elected as candidate of APGA.