The son-in-law and former Chief of Staff to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, as being voted the All Progressive Congress (APC) flag bearer for the governorship election in Imo State come 2019.
Nwosu won the contest out of eight aspirants with 269, 524 votes.
For Imo East (Owerri zone), Engr. Emma Ojinere was declared winner with 41,562 votes while Okorocha Commissioner for Information, Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri defeated the incumbent senator from Imo North (Okigwe zone), Mr. Benjamin Uwajumogu by 67, 438 to 5, 743 votes.
According to Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Agbabiaka (rtd), Chairman of the Imo State APC governorship primaries, declared the results at about 3.30 am Sunday morning,
Agbabiaka said that all the nine aspirants contested in the governorship election.
Nwosu closest rival was Chuks Ololo, who polled 6428 votes, while the Deputy Governor. Eze Madumere got 2, 646 votes.
Agbabiaka lauded the conduct of the members of the party, who painstakingly went through the exercise, despite the hiccups that attended the first one.