He won the contest in a landslide victory beating his three other opponents.
Out of 370 delegates who took part in the primaries, 261 voted in his favour while the three shared 102 votes.
Madam Rebecca Agbogah got 14 votes, Mr Raymond Akpatsa got 62 votes, while Mr Anku Franklin Pythias got 26 votes.
One ballot was rejected.
The rains could not stop the delegates from participating in the ballot counting process awaiting the fate of their candidates.
The atmosphere at the venue is fully charged as supporters of the various candidates were seen either jubilating or leaving the premises with a very calm demeanor.
Some of the delegates whose candidates emerged winners took to the streets, singing, clapping, drumming and dancing. Read Full Story