David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Chief Martin Agbasoâ€™s faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) yesterday elected Dr. Igwebuike Ifeanyichukwu Hygers as its flag-bearer for the November 18, governorship election in Anambra State.
He polled a total of 1, 547 votes to emerge as the partyâ€™s flag bearer.
The party elected the flag-bearer during its special state congress/primaries held at Ezira Central School field in Ezira, Orumba South council area of the state.
The primary election which adopted the option A4 system of voting was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as APGA delegates from the national secretariat in Abuja led by the National Vice Chairman of the party (South-east zone), Prince Stanley Ukaga.
Speaking after the exercise, the National Vice Chairman of the party, Prince Ukaga, who also functioned as the chairman of primary election committee, congratulated the party for what he described as peaceful primaries, and called on the party supporters to work together and retain the Anambra Government House for APGA.
He described the flag-bearer as a credible individual and said that Anambra people would heave a sigh of relieve under Igwebuikeâ€™s administration.
â€œToday, APGA has buried all its differences and has elected a man who will move the state forward if elected as governor. I will urge the party supporters to come together to help deliver the candidate on 17thÂ November this year,â€ he said.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Igwebuike thanked the APGA faithful for the trust reposed on him.
He promised the take the party to the next level and to run an all-inclusive government if elected.