The Oasis Reporters
August 27, 2017
Forty-two year old medical doctor and politician Tony Nwoye, has been declared winner of the Anambra State governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He scored 2,146 votes to beat his closest rival, politician Andy Uba, who scored 931 votes. Tony Nwoye once beat Andy Uba to also emerge candidate in the PDP, before they both decamped to test the waters in the APC.
The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, announced the result in Awka on Sunday after the keenly contested primary by 11 candidates for the November 18 governorship election.
Mr. Nwoye, a serving member of the House of Representatives (Anambra East/West constituency) was a student union activist before becoming a politician. A twin, he was born in Onitsha on September 13, 1974 to Lawrence and Christiana Nwoye of Offianta Nsugbein Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State where he attended Metropolitan Secondary School, Onitsha, before proceeding to study medicine at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
In 2006, Mr. Nwoye became the substantive Chairman of the State Executive Committee of the Anambra State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and was it’s governorship candidate in the 2013 election in Anambra state.
The result of the primary is dominating discussions on social media, especially twitter, with congratulatory messages and retweets.
Responding to messages from fans on the primary, Mr. Nwoye tweeted: “Thank you all Without you, it wouldn’t have been possible.”
The November 18, 2017 gubernatorial election promises to be interesting and intriguing as almost all the contestants are from the PDP family, except the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano who will share the front row battle ground with the UPP’s Osita Chidoka and now APC’s Tony Nwoye. Once the PDP settles it’s internal squabbles, either Senator Stella Oduah or any of the other stalwarts will throw the hat into the ring.