Umeh wins Anambra senatorial seat



    Victor Umeh campaigns for APGA
    Victor Umeh campaigns for APGA

    By Chimezie Anaso

    Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has gained the Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election performed on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    The senatorial election happened in seven native governments of Anambra together with Njikoka, Awka North, Idemili South, Dunukofia, Awka South, Anaocha and Idemili North.

    APGA gained within the seven council areas within the outcome introduced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) early Sunday morning.

    Announcing the ultimate outcome, Prof Charles Esimone, the returning officer stated Umeh having scored the best variety of votes with 64, 878 was the winner of the competition and returned elected.

    Esimone who’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka stated the whole variety of registered voters within the seven native authorities areas had been 745, 828 out of which 67, 872 had been accredited.

    “I Prof. Charles Esimone certify that I’m the returning officer for the Anambra Central Senatorial rerun election.

    “I, hereby, declare that Chief Victor Umeh, having satisfied the conditions of the election and scored the highest number of votes is declared winner and returned elected,” he stated.

    The APC candidate was second with 975 votes whereas Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) got here third with 116 votes.

    Other events that bought votes had been the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP), 111 votes; Labour Party (LP), 95; National Conscience Party (NCP), 72; Alliance for Democratic Congress (ADC), 57; United Progressives Party (UPP), 55; Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), 48 and Action Congress for Democrats (ACD), 33.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that votes had been cancelled in 4 polling items in Awka South the place there have been instances of over voting and in Agulu, Anaocha council the place individuals the place accredited manually.

    Also in Idemili South over voting was recorded in two polling items.

    Earlier in his comment, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Anambra, thanked all stakeholders, together with the citizens, ballot officers, observers and journalists for contributing to the success and peaceable conduct of the election. (NAN)