Anambra Governorship: Tony Nwoye emerges APC candidate, floors Andy Uba, others

Tony Nwoye
Tony Nwoye

Tony Nwoye has been declared winner of the Anambra State governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The 42-year-old medical doctor and politician scored 2,146 votes to beat his closest rival, politician Andy Uba, who scored 931 votes.

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, now a member of 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 Nsugbe in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

He attended Metropolitan Secondary School, Onitsha, for his secondary education from where he proceeded 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 PDP.

Mr. Nwoye was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2013 election in Anambra state. He later defected to the APC.

In December 2003, he was elected the national president of the National Association of Nigeria Student.

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.”


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  • deri best

    jumping jack flash –sa,e ten and ten pence——from PDP to APC–WE CALL THEM OBEY THE WILL OF FORTUNE

    • aisha ani

      I suppose Andy Uba will be going back to PDP.

    • ozimba

      Learn to appreciate a very young man who is trying and I think we need in the present day Nigeria. One need a prospective platform to be able to actualize your goals, dreams and visions, mostly in Nigeria were the young are not given opportunities to lead or rule. Obl, IBB, Pmb Ek Clerk, etc still relevant today

      • share Idea

        Tony and Andy Ubah would never be allowed by Anambra electorates to govern us. We have left godfather politics and would never allow ourselves to return to dark days.

        If the incumbent with his imperfections could not continue, we will go for Chidoka.

        • Doffi Atoshi

          Say I not we or us.

  • mbewalu ogodo

    Behold the Next governor of Anambra state…

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  • Boss

    Just out of curiosity, what year did he qualify as a medical doctor? Where did he work after qualifying as a medical doctor. Was the presidency of NANS and the chairmanship of PDP in Anambra State the old work he had under his belt?
    I am not from Anambra, but I read sometime ago when the Guber candidate was in PDP an allegation that he did not finish the medical training. There is no problem if he did not finish medical training because his high school certificate is enough academic qualification, but he should not be addressed as a medical doctor if he did not complete the medical training including the horsemanship.
    I wish him success.

    • partafamilias trippi

      Go to the NMA and find out, or rather go to EBSU…

  • Julius

    I wish the young man well… good luck !

  • princegab

    Bravo, bravo , good job. Wish you the best of luck.