Ikpeazu, Akobundu win PDP tickets in Abia
Written by on May 25, 2022
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu has won the senstorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to represent Abia South senatorial district in the 2023 election.
Ikpeazu was returned unopposed as he is the sole candidate for the seat.
Gov. Ikpeazu wants to take over from the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who is also seeking to succeed Ikpeazu as Governor in 2023.
Forner Minister of State for Defense, Col. Austin Akobundu (retd.), won the ticket for Abia Central.
Akobundu garnered 186 votes to defeat Ugwuzo Chukwuemeka who secured only one vote.
Pioneer Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Chief Chuku Wachuku had earlier in the day pulled out from the race.
Wachuku cited non transparency and impunity as reasons for his withdrawal.
He alleged that the list of delegates was being shielded by those who wanted to manipulate the process.