Abia PDP Primaries: Ikpeazu Clinches Ticket For Abia South Senatorial District



Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has emerged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer for Abia South Senatorial District in the upcoming the 2023 general election.

Ikpeazu who was the PDP sole candidate for the Abia South Senatorial District polled a total number of 198 votes to clinch the party’s ticket during the Party’s Primaries held today.


The Event which commenced by 3:45pm at the Enyimba International Football Stadium Aba, had Aba North Delegates taking the first shot in voting.

The PDP Returning Officer for the conduct of the primary election and former PDP State Chairman, Chief Ndidi Okereke while declaring Ikpeazu as winner of the exercise disclosed that a total of 198 delegates were accredited for the exercise while the same number of votes was for the Governor.

Addressing Journalists after the exercise, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu
assured that by his victory,the fortunes of the people of Abia South Senatorial District would change for the better.

He said, “We will do everything possible to make sure we protect the interest of the people of Abia South Senatorial District in particular and Abia State in general”.

Ikpeazu who explained that he is particularly interested in women, youths and the vulnerable, dedicated his victory to the Statutory Delegates who were excluded from participating in the ongoing primaries.

“All statutory delegates including myself were excluded from the ongoing primaries. They have been excluded from today’s exercise not because of any wrong on their part but because of some laws that has not received accent from Mr President. We accept our fate the way it is. I know they would have voted me if given the opportunity”, the Governor said.


He thanked the leadership of the PDP for a transparent primaries as well as the delegates of the Six Local Government Areas which make up the Abia South Senatorial District and prayed that God through the instrumentations of the mandate given him would avail him the wherewithal to serve his constituents to the best of his ability.

The Primary Election which was observed by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies had National delegates and the elected adhoc delegates in Abia South Senatorial District including Aba North, Aba South, Obingwa, Ukwa East, Ukwa West and Ugwunagbo Local Government Areas participating, while stakeholders, including the former Deputy Governor, Chief Acho Nwakanma, member representing Aba North and South Federal Constituency, Chief Chimaobi Ebisike, some members of the state executive council including the commissioner for Special Duties and Vulnerable Groups,Hon Chisom Nwachukwu, many PDP faithfuls witnessed the event.





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