Anambra Central: INEC Declares Victor Umeh Senator-elect

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Chief Victor Umeh has won the Saturday Senatorial rerun election for the Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Chief Umeh of the ruling party in Anambra State, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the winner of the election held in seven local government areas of the state.

Umeh was declared victorious early on Sunday morning, following a landslide victory at the poll.

He garnered a total of 64,879 votes to clinch the Senatorial seat.

The result showed that in Njikoka, APGA got 11, 506 votes while All Progressive Congress (APC) got 158.

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In Awka North, APGA and APC scored 7,572 and 81 votes respectively while in Idemili South, APGA garnered 4,647 votes against APC’s 104 votes.

Also in Dunukofia APGA scored 7, 307 votes while the APC got 124.

APGA also swept Awka South with 12,384 votes against its closest rival APC which got 231 votes, while in Anaocha council area, APGA and APC got 12, 245 votes and 120 votes respectively.

In Idemili North, APGA won with 9,218 votes. Announcing the result, Prof. Charles Esimone, the Returning Officer, said Umeh having scored the highest number of votes with 64, 878, was the winner of the contest and returned elected.

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Esimone, who is Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, said the number of registered voters in the seven local government areas were 745, 828 out of which 67, 872 were accredited.

“I, Prof. Charles Esimone certify that I am the Returning Officer for the Anambra Central Senatiorial 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 said.


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