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Africa Daily News, New York gathered that earlier on Saturday, a former commissioner in Enugu State, Chief Ugo Agballah was announced as winner in one of the locations in the State. According to reports, he belongs to a faction of the party which has the backing of former Senate President, Ken Nnamani.
However, while he was jubilating, an election was taking place at the Enugu State Secretariat of the APC, where the pioneer Deputy Chairman of the Party in the State, Comrade Adolphus Ude emerged winner.
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Ude polled a total of 782 out of the 1, 300 votes cast during the exercise by delegates from the 260 political wards in the State.
He defeated Dr. Charles Chukwu who scored 202 votes, while Chief Benson Eze, who came a distant third, got 142 votes.
Ude was elected with the full members of the State Executive.
Chairman of the Enugu State Congress Committee, Mr. Jonathan Akaya, announced Ude as the winner.
Speaking during the exercise, the outgoing State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Party, Dr. Ben Nwoye commended the congress delegates from all the three Senatorial districts of the State for the peaceful manner they conducted themselves throughout the exercise.
Nwoye, however, lambasted Nnamani, for spearheading a parallel congress in a private facility in Enugu, rather than coming to the State party Secretariat as director by the national leadership of the APC.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK