Senator Andy Uba of the All Progessives Congress (APC) has won the ticket for the gubernatorial election in the state, defeating 13 other aspirants to win the primary election which held during the weekend.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who is the Chairman of the primary election panel announced the results Sunday morning.
Uba polled 230,201 votes while his closest rival, Johnbosco Onunkwo polled 28,746 votes.
The total vote cast was 348,490.
Chidozie Nwankwo polled 21,281 votes; George Moghalu , (18,596; Paul Orajiaka (4,348); Geoff Onyejeagbu (3,414); Azuka Okwuosa (17,189); Nwokafor Daniel (3,335) and Ikoobasi Mokelu (3,727).
Others are Kwebuike Ifeanyi (1,466); Godwin Okonkwo (5,907); Ben Etiaba (4,244); Edozie Madu (3,636); Maxwell Okoye (2,540).
Abiodun said the election held in 20 of the 21 local government areas.
According to him, election could not hold in Onitsha South due to the failure of the Returning Officers’ to conduct the election after collecting materials from the committee’s secretariat.
The governor added that the Option A-4 method was adopted in the election, and blamed the delay on the failure of the contestants to supply 30 of their representatives as directed by the committee.
According to him, only nine aspirants supplied their representatives as at 9am on Saturday.
He explained that despite the minor hiccups, Returning Officers, backed by security escorts, were posted to the 326 Wards in the state, adding that “the process was free, fair, transparent and in line with the party’s guidelines, as promised by this committee’.
He, however, debunked insinuations from some aspirants that the exercise was deliberately delayed, saying his committee only needed to be thorough and transparent.
Abiodun added that the minor delay was not the fault of the committee or of party members, but of logistics.