The Chancellor/Founder of Gregory of Gregory University, Uturu has been declared the winner of the just concluded APGA primaries held at Kolping Society, Umuahia on the 29th day of May, 2022.
The Committee Chairman Abia All Progressive Alliance Barr. Echezona Etiaba (SAN) made the declaration after Prof Ibe polled a total votes of 283 to emerge winner of the election after defeating his closest contender, Etigwe Uwa who polled a total of 148 votes, and Chinkwe Udensi scored 12 votes while General Ijioma .N. Ijioma (Rtd) got 36 votes.
According to the returning officer, a total of 482 delegates were accredited with a total of 479 votes cast and 3 votes declared void.
Prof Ibe while accepting the outcome of the election promised for a new Abia and enjoined his contenders to work together with him to achieve this. In his own words; “The victory today is not for me, it is for all of us. All of us have tried, all of us are very committed members of our dear party. Therefore, this victory is for all of us and I want to assure you that we are going to work together. We have been working together and we are going to continue working together, adding that job creation will be his top priority. We shall borrow ideas from Anambra and replicate it here, they have Onitsha and we have Aba, we shall do much more”.