Ahead of the October 31 bye-election to fill the vacant Imo North Senate seat, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected the elder brother of Chief Chris Okewulonu, the Chief of Staff to the immediate past governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, Chief Emma Okewulonu as its flagbearer.
The APC earlier elected a former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state and two-time senator, Ifeanyi Ararume as its candidate.
Okewulonu 609 votes to defeat his only contender in the primary, Patrick Ndubueze, who gathered 27 votes.
Ndubueze was the party’s candidate in the zone at the 2019 general election.
The Chairman, PDP Electoral Committee Panel in the state, Chuba Oramisi, who announced the result, said a total of 659 delegates were accredited for the primary election.
Oramisi noted that while 23 votes were void, 636 votes were valid.
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