Professor Chukwuma Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Wednesday, emerged winner of the governorship primary election organised by the Victor Oye-led faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.
Soludo scored a total of 740 votes to defeat his closest rival, Okwudili Ezenwankwo, representing Orumba North and South Federal constituency, who got only 41 votes.
The results were announced by Samson Olalere, the national vice chairman of the party in the South-west.
About 812 delegates were accredited by the party from the 326 wards in the 21 Local Government Areas.
The state governor, Willie Obiano, attended the primary.
Soludo’s emergence comes hours after he was suspended by the Jude Okeke-led faction of the party.
The acting national publicity secretary of the Jude Okeke-led faction of the party, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, said the party resolved to suspend Soludo and three other members over alleged anti-party activities, administration of oath on party officials, bribery of party officials, sabotage, promotion of division, among others.