PDP wins Anambra central senate seat




By Chimezie Anaso

#TrackNigeria: Sen. Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of Anambra Central Senatorial election held on Saturday.

Ekwunife, who was elected to the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in 2015 on PDP’s platform, but was ousted by the court, defeated the incumbent, Victor Umeh of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Prof. Charles Ogu, the Senatorial Returning Officer for the district, said that the PDP candidate polled 18,412 votes ahead of APGA’s 14,403.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) which fielded Mr Sylvester Okonkwo came third with 1,144 votes.

In another result, the PDP also won the House of Representative seat for Anaocha, Dunukofia and Njikoka Federal Constituency as its candidate Mr Valentine Ayika scored 16,084.

The incumbent, Mr Dozie Nwankwo of APGA, was second with 14, 582 while Mr Elijah Onyeagba of the APC scored 2, 574 to come third in the contest. (NAN)

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