Governor Orji’s Son Clinches PDP Ticket For House Of Assembly PollLatest News, News, Nigeria 2015 Election Sunday, November 30th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Umuahia
Eldest son of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia state, Chinedum Orji on Saturday clinched the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, house of assembly ticket for Umuahia Central state constituency.
African Examiner reports that the exercise was held at School Road Primary School, Umuahia, the state capital.
Returning officer for the primary, Chief Anayo Nwakodo, announced that the junior Orji, polled 11 out of the 12 total votes cast, adding that One vote was voided.
According to him, his rivals, Adighibe Maduakolam, and George Uwalaka recorded no vote.
Nwakodo explained that each of the three political wards was represented by three delegates, while four delegates, including governor Theodore Orji, were automatic delegates.
In his remarks shortly after casting his vote, Governor Orji, described the exercise as very peaceful.
He applauded members of the party for their matured conduct of the exercise.
Also speaking, Chinedum Orji, had expressed appreciation to the delegates for the confidence reposed in him.
He however, promised not to disappoint them, just as he assured them that he would carry everyone along, including his rivals.
In his reaction, one of the contestants, Uwalaka, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise, which he said, was devoid of any form of electoral malpractice.
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