Former Aviation Minister, Chief Osita Chidoka, has won the United Progressive Party (UPP) primary for the November 18, 2017 Governorship election.
Chidoka, a former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), scored 1,222 votes out of 1, 473 votes cast.
Chidoka’s rival, Chief Chudi Offordile, who stormed out of hall, alleged that the delegates’ list was doctored to favour Chidoka.
The Director-General of Chidoka Campaign Organisation, Bright Nebedum, who spoke shortly after the result was declared, promised to run one of the best campaigns in the election, which will help them coast to the victory.
He said UPP is a party which has the interest of Ndigbo at heart and Chidoka will work for the greater interest of the people of the state if he wins.
There was heavy presence of Policemen and other security operatives both at De-geogold, Hotel, where the accreditation took place earlier in the morning and Emmaus House, where the actual voting took place.