16th October, 2021
Chief Emeka Beke has been elected as Rivers APC Chairman at the state congress of the party.
Dr Adoyi Omale, the Secretary of the State Congress Committee announced the results on Saturday in Port Harcourt.
Omale said that Beke scored 1575 votes to beat his opponent, Mr Chizi Nyeomasila who scored eight votes.
He said that Mr Sam Etetegwung, a former member of the state House of Assembly was elected unopposed as the state APC secretary, adding that Chief Chris Finebone was also elected unopposed as the state APC Publicity Secretary.
Beke, in his speech, promised to pilot a united party that would take over the state from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.
“I thank the delegates for reposing confidence on me with the massive votes that I got: I will ensure that work towards the unity and victory for the party in 2023.
“For my brothers that contested with me, there is no victor, no vanquished; they will all be involved in the party activities,” he said.
Beke commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for supervising the congress.
He also commended police and other security agencies for providing the needed security for the congress.
Dr Abubakar Usman, the Chairman of the State Congress Committee and other members were present, as the Secretary announced the results.(NAN)