By i-Turning Point Reporters, Abakaliki

The embattled Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Hon. Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru has pulled 743 votes against other contestants to emerged the All Progressives Congress(APC) gubernatorial candidate in the upcoming general election.

The election took place at the Pa Ngele Oluta township stadium, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital. 

Announcing the result, the Chairman of the Ebonyi State APC gubernatorial primary election committee, Prof. Emmanuel Adebayo noted that the State speaker, Hon. Francis Nwifuru pulled seven hundred and forty three votes against five other contenders.

The committee chairman noted that five gubernatorial aspirants participated in the primary election where the speaker emerged as the party candidate with the highest votes.

“Hon. Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru pulled 743, Mrs. Rosemary Ofoke Nwogbaga,63 and

Sen. Julius Ucha scored 22.

Others are,”Engr. Elias Nwalem  Mbam who scored 10 votes, and

Sir.Edward Ngweagu who pulled 8 votes with 8 innvalid votes and

1 vote not casted”.

Meanwhile, our reporter observed the highly tight security presence and representative of Independent National Electoral Commission who monitored the exercise.

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