Athan Achonu Wins Imo Labour Party Governorship Primary

The former lawmaker who represented Imo North, Sen Athan Achonu, has been declared the winner of the Labour Party governorship primary election ahead of the off-season elections billed to hold in November this year.

Achonu scored 134 votes to defeat fifteen other candidates to emerge the winner.

Declaring the result on Saturday, the Chairman of the Imo State Labour Party Governorship Primary Election Panel and Abia Governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti said Senator Achonu scored 134 votes, followed by Major General Lincoln Jack Ogunewe (retd) who scored 125 votes.

According to the Panel Chairman, “I wish to announce that the election was transparent, free, and fair.

“I hereby return Athan Achonu as the LP candidate.”

Other scores included: Ndidi Amike —1, AIG Ugommuo —1, Maduka Basil — 3, Nwagwu Kelechi —9, Martin Agbaso —13, Cpt. Mbamara —5

Addressing his supporters shortly after the announcement, Achonu thanked the party’s stakeholders for his victory.

He also appreciated the efforts of the delegates and promised to bring meaningful development to the state.

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