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.