Ijeoma Wada, the wife of the former Governor of Kogi State, Capt. Idris Wada, on Thursday, lost the bid to secure the ticket to represent Ikwuano/Umuahia constituency in the National Assembly.
Mrs. Wada, who contested for the Rep ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia State, was defeated by the House of Representatives committee chairman on Climate Change, Chief Sam Onuigbo with 117 votes.
The former Kogi first Lady, who hailed from Umuawa Alaocha in Umuahia local government area of the state, scored 30 votes to come 5th in the primary election.
Other contestants were, John Nwadinobi (90) votes, Emeka Inyima (49) votes, Gospel (37) votes, Megwara Kingsley (16), Uwaoma Adaku (16) votes, Emeka Njoku (20) votes, Emeka Ejiogu (14) votes, Uju Agomuo (8) votes and Longman Nwachukwu (3) votes.
Speaking while announcing the results, the Returning officer of the party, Tony Ohakam, said, “411 delegates participated in the House of Representatives primary election. No vote was voided “.
Meanwhile, Naval Commander, Macdonald Ubah (Rtd), has picked the APGA ticket to contest 2019 National Assembly election.
Ubah, who is vying for Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat, scored 42 votes to beat Ambassador Charles Nzechi, Chief Collins Onyeama and three other contestants in the primary election.
115 delegates participated in the House of Representatives primary election and one vote was voided.
Also, Hon. Chijioke Nwachukwu, the member representing Umuahia South constituency in Abia state House of Assembly, has picked APGA ticket to return for second term in office.
Declaring the results after collation at APGA office in Umuahia south local government area, the Returning officer of the party, Chinweotito Appolos, said 33 delegates participated in the House of Assembly primary election in Umuahia south local government area.
According to him, “Chijioke Nwachukwu scored 30 votes to beat Chidinma Iwu scored 3 votes”. No void votes”.