Oseloka Obaze has emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state.
Obaze, a former Secretary to the Anambra state government, won the primary after polling a total of 672 votes on Monday to defeat two other aspirants.
His closest rival, Alex Obi-Ogbolu, scored 190 votes while the third candidate, Ifeanyi Ubah, polled 94 votes.
It was gathered that 958 party delegates participated in the election.
Six aspirants indicated their interest in the Anambra PDP governorship ticket, but three – Stella Oduah, John Emeka and Linda Ikpeazu – dropped out before the process began.
Before the election, some of the aspirants alleged that the list of delegates to participate in the election had been hijacked.
They called on the PDP Delegate Appeal Panel, led by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, to look into the matter.
Obaze, a former UN diplomat won the PDP ticket 24 hours after Tony Nwoye emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Nwoye, who is a member of the House of Representatives, had scored 2,146 votes to defeat his nearest rival, Senator Andy Ubah who got 931 votes.
The results were announced on Sunday by the Chief Returning Officer, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state.topics from