The results of the Anambra South All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) senatorial primary election has emerged with Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu, becoming the APGA’s flagbearer for 2019 in the zone.
Concise News had reported earlier that Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu, the wife of the late leader of APGA, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, lost out in her bid to make it to the Nigerian Senate.
Bianca, a former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, was supported by the Anambra governor, Willie Obiano. An oil magnate, Ifeanyi Ubah, who was bidding for the same ticket, was disqualified by the party earlier in the week.
Concise News learned that the keenly contested primary which held at the Ekwulobia township stadium in Aguata.
Below are the results of the election…
Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu – 177 votes
Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu – 211 votes
The loss of the Senate bid by the former beauty queen comes after the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), had asked her to withdraw from the Anambra South Senatorial race.
In a statement made available to journalists in Awka, the Anambra State capital by MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu on Sunday, the group enjoined delegates of the APGA to vote against Bianca in the party’s primary in the event she insisted on contesting.
The group had insisted that because of the high respect and regards Ndigbo have for Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, his widow, Iyom Bianca should not engage in partisan politics.