The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, Sunday polled 1991 votes out of a total 2207 accredited votes to win the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship primaries.
Announcing the result, late that evening, the Chairman Governorship Election Committee for Abia, Chief Raymond Dokpesi announced that this represents over 90 percent of total votes cast during the primaries.
Dokpesi who was the Chief Returning officer of the primaries, announced: “This represents 90 percent of valid votes cast for ‘yes votes’ for Ikpeazu to continue as governor in the next election in Abia State. Ikpeazu won overwhelmingly”.
Responding, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu thanked the party faithful, stating that three years down the years, the party has come back to what it did in 2013, while highlighting his achievements since in office.
He expressed his confidence that the days ahead will be better, stating that in the next three years, his administration will create over 60, 000 jobs in the next five years in the state.
According to him, he will use his pillars of development to do more in the state, assuring peace and unity for the party in the state.
He advised the faithful to work hard and be vigilant, stating “nobody can take away my mandate”, which he said is divine.
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu was the sole candidate during the primaries.