Former EFCC chief fraud investigator wins PDP assembly ticket in Abia


The former EFCC Chief Fraud Investigator and Anti-Fraud Examiner Collins Ugochukwu Iheonunekwu has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party-PDP for the Isiala Ngwa North State Constituency during the party’s primaries conducted on Tuesday in Isiala Ngwa North.

The primaries which took place at the Ahiaba-Okpuala Community Primary School field were contested by 7 (Seven) aspirants out of which 3 aspirants were present.

The aspirants present include Iheonunekwu, Chuks Amaike and Mr Temple Tochi Anyatonwu while Nze Obinna Ginger Onwusibe, Mr Uba Anyanwu, Mr Innocent Nwakwuo were absent.

Announcing the results of the primaries that had 31 man delegates, the Chairman of the Electoral panel and PDP chief Returning Officer Mr Humphery Azubuike declared the former EFCC Anti Fraud Examiner who polled a total of 27 votes as the winner and duly elected as the House of Assembly Candidate of the PDP for the Isiala Ngwa North State Constituency in the 2023 general election.

The incumbent Member currently representing Isiala-Ngwa North Constituency Ginger Onwusibe came second having polled a total of 3 votes.

In his remark, Iheonunekwu who was elated thanked God for victory at the polls and for peaceful exercise.

He equally thanked the people of Isiala-Ngwa North whose wishes manifested through the choice and decision of the delegates and assured them of responsible and responsive representation in the House.

He expressed his gratitude to Okezie Ikpeazu and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party for providing a level playing field for all contestants.

He called on his co-contestants to join hands with him for a new dawn in Isiala-Ngwa North.