Chidoka scored a total of 1,222 votes out of the 1,473 accredited delegates, to beat his rival, Chudi Ofodile, who scored 87 votes, while 19 votes declared invalid.
Chidoka emerged the candidate of the UPP for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. He polled 1,222 votes to defeat his opponent, Offodile, who got 87 votes, despite his withdrawal from the race.
The Chairman, Local Organising Committee of the primary election, Chris Uche, announced the victory of Chidoka.
In his speech, Chidoka described his victory as historic. He said, “Today’s historic event marks the dawn of opportunity for a new beginning for our dear state.’’
Meanwhile, one person was on Saturday, confirmed dead in the primary election of the United Progressives Party in Anambra State.
It was gathered that the delegate of the party from Owerre Ezukala in Orumba South Local Council of the state, died from suffocation when police fired tear gas at aggrieved UPP delegates, during a protest at a popular hotel in Awka, venue of the party accreditation centre.
The deceased, Maduabuchi Uwakwe, said to be the chairman of one of the wards collapsed and died as some youths invaded the venue to protest exclusion of their names from the accredited primary.
The police spokesperson in the state, Nkeiru Nwode, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with a correspondent and said the man slumped and died following a fracas that ensued during the primary.
She said some people came to the venue of the exercise to foment trouble but they were refused entry. “I think the man slumped and died as a result of the stampede that ensued,’ she said. RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: email@example.com PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>