Nigeria’s 2023 elections has been a jolly good ride with mixed reactions of major upsets all across the major political parties from each region of the country.
Imo State was not left out of the intrigues as the Mbaitoli/Ikeduru House of Representatives Election produced 28-year-old Akarachi Amadi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner.
Who Is Akarachi Amadi?
Amadi is a graduate from Covenant University Ota, Ogun State, where he bagged a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering with special emphasis on Kinetic molecular engineering and applications.
The native of Eziama in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State is married to Inimfon Amadi with who he father two children.
His academic pursuit started at Prime International School, Warri where he then proceeded to Straight Gate College Remo, Ogun State, for his secondary school eduction.
Prof. Boniface Okoro, the returning officer announced him at the Collation Centre located in Nworuibi in the Mbaitoli LGA as the winner haven gathered the most valid votes casted.
How 28-Year-Old Akarachi Amadi Defeated the Incumbent, Henry Nwawuba, and Other Contestants
The candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Uche Ogbuagu was the closest competitor gathering 18, 296 votes below Amadi’s 21, 372 total votes.
The incumbent and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Henry Nwawuba, was at a distant third receiving 7,202 votes; while Usmond Ukanacho, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), received 6,681 votes; Chinonso Uba, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), received 4,100 votes; and Godstime Chukwubuikem, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), received 246 votes.
Why Henry Nwawuba (APGA) Stepped Down for Akarachi Amadi (APC)
It is however worthy of note that the incumbent (Henry Nwawuba) defeat was based on the fact that he had collapsed his structure to support the 28 year old a day before the election took place hence giving Amadi the edge over others.
According to Henry Nwawuba it is better he hands over to a competent person thus he said:
I have capacity and will be handing over the seat of Mbaike to someone I know have the kind of capacity I have.