Obidigwe, APGA candidate declared winner of Anambra East, Anambra West Fed constituenc

Mr Chinedu Obidigwe, the All Progressives Grand Alliance ( APGA) candidate was on Sunday announced winner of the Anambra East and Anambra West Federal Constituency poll.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Josephat Ogbuagu, of the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, announced the result at INEC office at Otuocha, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Ogbuagu disclosed that Obidigwe polled 28,657 votes to beat other contestants.

He said that Mr Anichebe Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 9, 574 to come second while Mr Paul Chukwuma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 4,926 to place third.

Ogbuagu said that the candidate of APGA, Obidigwe having scored the highest votes cast was hereby declared winner and returned as the winner of the elections.

This followed conclusion of polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and announcement of results of the Federal Constituency Elections for Anambra East and Anambra West held on February 23.

Prof Dennis Aribodor of Department of Parasitology of Faculty of Natural Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka was the collation officer for the elections.

Party agents, Mr Obiorah Nnaemeka  of the APC, Mr Emeka Nzekwe of the PDP and Julius Chukemeke of APGA signed the result sheets for their political parties saying that they accepted the results as true reflection of what happened in the elections.

In his acceptance speech, Obidigwe the winner of the election commended the voters of Anambra East and West for giving him another opportunity to serve the constituency and assured them of quality representation.

Obidigwe appealed to candidates of other political parties who contested the seat with him to come on board so as to serve the constituency well.

He said that Anambra Governor, Dr Willie Obiano was doing all possible best to make the state economically viable and needed the support of federal legislators to make the state better.

Obidigwe said that he would work with the state government to make Anambra and the constituency great. (NAN)

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