The All Progressives Congress (APC) has chosen Senator Chris Ngige to fly its flag at the November 16 governorship election in Anambra.
This was as a result of the APC governorship primary election in Anambra state on September 2, 2013. There were three contestants, Senator Chris Ngige, Senator Annie Okonkwo, Deputy National Chairman South APC and Godwin Ezeemo. In a deal brokered by the Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, Senator Okonkwo had stepped down for Chief Ngige as a consensus candidate. Because Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not recognize consensus arrangements, APC insisted that there must be primaries for the aspirants running on the platform of the APC in Anambra State.
In the primary elections, Senator Ngige Chris Ngige won the direct primaries election conducted in 21 local council areas of Anambra State for the governorship ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) with 63,255 votes against 9,564 for Engineer Godwin Ezeemo. Meanwhile, Senator Annie Okonkwo has agreed to lead the APC gubernatorial campaign in Anambra State.