Okey Ahaiwe, who is the immediate past chief of staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has been elected as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State.
He polled a total number of 469 to defeat his closest rivals, the deputy governor of the state, Ude Oko-Chukwu and Lucky Igbokwe who scored 12 votes each.
Others who participated in the process were a former chairman of the party, Senator Emma Nwaka, who had no vote, and a former house of assembly member, Sampson Orji, who polled 11 votes.
Chairman of the Abia Pdp Primary and Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, declared the winner at the special congress.
Earlier in his speech, State Chairman of the Pdp, Alwell Okere, said the special convention became necessary following the death of the former governorship candidate of the party, Uche Ikonne.