The member representing Bende Federal Constituency, Rep. Benjamin Kalu has emerged candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to represent Bende Federal Constituency at the green chamber of the National Assembly.
The election which was conducted under the supervision of the Independent National Electoral (INEC), and monitored by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), The Department of Security Service (DSS), and Nigerian Civil Defence Corps began at about 11am with accreditation of Delegates commencing at 11:58am, voting began at 12:29pm and was concluded by 1:43pm.
The APC Delegates from the 13 wards of Bende Federal Constituency gathered at Agbamuzu Bende in Bende Local Government Area to elect their party flag bearer on Friday May 27th May, 2022.
Announcing the result, the Chairman, Electoral Committee and the Returning Officer for All Progressive Congress (APC) House of Representative primary election in Bende Federal Constituency, Hon. Chibuike Jonas announced the results as follows:
Total No of delegates: 70
Void votes – 12
Rep. Benjamin Kalu – 54
In his acceptance speech, Rep. Benjamin Kalu appreciated the delegates for trusting him with their mandate again, while acknowledging the role of the security agencies in maintaining peace and order as witnessed today, he assured Bende constituents of his preparedness to win the elections come 2023 and his unwavering commitment to continue attracting more dividends of democracy to Bende Federal Constituency and Abia in general.