ANAMBRA 2017: 42 yrs old doctor defeats Senator Andy Uba,others to APC ticket


A 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 , in what was adjudged a very
transparent and peaceful primary,
beat Senator Andy Uba and APC ’s
national auditor, George Moghalu, and
nine others to clinched the ticket .
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.
Born on 13 th 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.
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
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 .

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