Sim Fubara, Rivers accountant-general declared wanted for N345 billion fraud, emerges PDP candidate
Siminialayi Fubara, a former Accountant-General of Rivers state has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary for the 2023 general election.
Mr Fubara is currently declared wanted by anti-graft agency, EFCC for a N345 billion fraud.
The chairman of the electoral committee, Walter Mbotu, declared that Mr Fubara scored 721 votes to defeat 15 other aspirants.
Announcing the results, Mr Mbotu said Isaac Kamalu came a distant second with 86 votes while a former Rivers PDP chairman Felix obua got two votes; David Brigs (four), West Morgan (four), Tammy Danagogo (36) and George Kelly (37) while others scored zero vote.
About 898 delegates assembled at the Dr Obi Wali Conference Centre, the venue of the primary election, on Wednesday to vote for their preferred aspirants.
Mr Mbotu said out of 980 expected delegates, 898 were accredited to vote while 8 votes were voided.
Officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) monitored exercise.
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