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Enugu 2023: Ex-Information Minister Frank Nweke Wins APGA Guber Ticket

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Ex- Minister of Information and Communication, Mr Frank Nweke (jnr) has won the opposition All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA Governorship primary, ahead of the 2023 general election.

Nweke, who joined APGA from the people’s Democratic party PDP, scored a total of 273 votes to beat his closest rival, Dr Jeffery Nnamani who scored 267 at the internal APGA election which took place the Amadeo event centre, Enugu.

African Examiner reports that other contestants in the primary were Chief Udeh Donatus , 2 votes, Nwegbo Uchenna 9 votes, and Pastor Ozoemena Obi Donatus who got 4 votes.

A total of 555 delegates were accredited for the primary, which had 732 registered delegates and no record of any invalid votes

Announcing the result, Chairman of the Enugu State Governorship primary election Committee, Mr. Uchenna Okogbue, said having scored the highest number of votes cast in the primary, Frank Nweke is hereby Declared winner of this Enugu State APGA Governorship primary, held today, 29th, May 2022.

Nweke, in his acceptance speech, promised to run an issue based campaign and would be ready to have a debate with the major political parties Candidate’s in the state.

The former Minister added that if given the mandate during the general election to serve, his administration would put in place process of reclaiming Enugu state.

According to him, ” I will work with other aspirants and make sure we deliver the party.

“Few days from now, i would be unveiling a comprehensive manifesto that would incorporate my plans for the people of Enugu state.

He said his main aim of joining the race was for his party to win the 2003 Governorship election and form the next government in Enugu state.

The APGA candidate expressed satisfaction with the high level of neutrality exhibited by the party leaders both at State and national from inception of the primary election

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