Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has been elected the winner of the Abia Central Senatorial seat in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries by polling 221 votes of the 222 votes cast with one voided vote.
The Governor was the sole contestant for the position.
Announcing the results at the end of the primaries held at the Umuahia Township Stadium, the returning officer, Ndidi Okereke said a total of 222 delegates were accredited while there was one void vote.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Orji thanked God and all Abians who were instrumental to the success of the project.
He said that he was happy with the victory and stated that the decision to go to the Senate is not his making as he was merely responding to the call of Abians to represent them at the Senate.
Governor Orji pointed out that Abians have demonstrated their love in practical terms through their vote, adding that the process of democracy in the state has been deepened through the process.
He said that things will be better if all elections in the country went the same way the Abia Central senatorial primaries was conducted.
The Governor maintained that as a senator, he would see himself as a representative of the people, adding that he owes the people a duty to speak for the people and pledged not to disappoint the people.
The Governor said he would cherish the trust Abians have for him and implored Abians to help in different ways to build Abia.
The embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal Waziri has emerged as the All Progressive Congress (APC) flag bearer for Sokoto State in the 2015 guber race.
The election which began around 11 am, Nigerian Time was chaired by Bolaji Khali who admonished all the aspirants to play by the election rules, while assuring them of equal treatment.
The election which had about 4000 delegates from the 23 Local Government Areas saw Mr Tambuwal scoring 3,466 votes while Senator Umaru Dahiru Tambuewal scored 23 votes. Malam Yusha’u Ahmad Muhammad polled 14 votes while the duos of Barrister Sanyunna and Senator Bello Jibrin Gada secure no votes.
Tambuwal assured all that his victory is for the good of the people, with promise to carry everybody along. He specifically thanked the State Governor, Wammako who made it possible for him to emerge.
The Itsekiri Nationality who is not known to be sycophantic may have banished Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan from the kingdom, and rejected him over his neglect of the Itsekiri Kingdom since his ascension to Dennis Osadebey House.
The National Association of Itsekiri Graduates (NAIG) who first banned him did so on merit. However few days after the ban was made public, which was followed by another ostracisation by the Itsekiri Leaders of Thoughts, various sources have confirmed to this medium that the Governor has called a pseudo group to pose as an Itsekiri group, and bribed them with an unconfirmed sum of N35 Million to go to some news houses to declare him a ‘bonafide and respected’ son of Itsekiri.
The Governor we can authoritatively report has spited the Itsekiri since his days as a Commissioner and even his village has no good roads neither has there been light for six month till now.