Frank Ibezim has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the just concluded party primaries to fill the vacuum for the Imo North Senatorial seat.
According to results announced by chairman of the election committee, Senator Ajibola Bashiru, Ibezim polled 13,637 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mathew Omegara, who got 2,826 votes.
Ifeanyi Araraume polled 2,708, Athan Achonu, 1,185, Mark Uchendu, 1,438, Chidinma Uwajumogu,1051,Eze Okoro, 54, Bright Nwachukwu, 67, Chikwem Onuoha 1,456 and Acho Ihim, 824 votes.
Meanwhile, in a parallel primary, Ararume was declared winner at Onuimo Civic Centre, by Umar Gana Nguma.
Ararume scored 22,944 to defeat Chidinma Uwajumogu (3,75712), Frank Ibezim (1,216), Mark Uchendu (1,877), Acho Ihim (212), Chikwem Onuoha (596), Mathew Omegara (698), Eze Okoro (53) and Uchenna Onyenweuba (51).