The member representing Nnewi South, Nnewi North and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Hon Chris Azubogu, has emerged the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA for Anambra South Senatorial District.
Azubogu will now battle Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of Young Progressive Party YPP and chief Chris Uba of People Democratic Party PDP at the general election next year.
Ubah is the incumbent senator representing the zone.
He emerged the flag bearer of the party on Wednesday at the APGA Anambra south senatorial primary held in Awka Anambra state capital.
The Anambra south senatorial primary was moved to Awka, Anambra Central Senatorial due to the insecurity in Anambra South senatorial zone
Hon. Azubogu pulled 116 votes to defeat his closest rival Chief Emma Nkwachukwu who scored 113 votes, followed by Ben Nwankwo who got 75 votes and Akachukwu Nwankpo with 44 votes.
The total number of votes cast at the election were 348 votes.
Speaking to journalists , shortly after being declared winner , Azubogu urged his co- contestants to join hands with him to win the senatorial seat.
He said he did not win because he was the best but the people in their wisdom chose him.
He commended Governor Charles Soludo for his forthrightness in handling the conduct of the election.
Azubogu promised to carry people along if he wins the senatorial seat.