Nwoye Emerges APC Candidate in Anambra

Against all odds, 42-year medical doctor, Tony Nwoye has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the November 18 poll in Anambra State.
Nwoye floored Senator Andy Uba and APC’s national auditor, George Moghalu, and nine others to emerged winner.
in what was adjudged a very transparent and peaceful primary, he polled 2146 votes, while his nearest rival, Uba got 931 votes.
Moghalu polled a total of 525 votes to come third in the race. Barth Nnaji, who came fourth in the contest, scored 414 votes.
Nwoye started his political career as a medical student where he functioned in different capacities. He later became the first medical student to become the speaker of the student union house of representatives in the University of Nigeria. He received an award from the then Vice Chancellor, Prof Ginigeme Mbanefo, for the role he played in fighting cultism in the school.
He became the national President of National Association Nigerian Students in December 2003.
He became Assistant Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Anambra State PDP in 2005 and by 2006 at the age of 31, he became the Chairman of the State Executive Committee of the Anambra State PDP.
In 2013 he contested for the governorship seat of the state on the platform of the PDP where he came second to the incumbent governor of the state, Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Nwoye is currently in the National Assembly, representing Anambra East/Anambra West constituency.
Born on 13th September 1974, Nwoye went to Metropolitan Secondary School, Onitsha for his secondary education from where he proceeded to study medicine at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus and Ebonyi State University where he was sworn in as a medical doctor.

Author: News Editor

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