APGA’s Umeh Wins Anambra Central Senatorial Rerun


Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA on Saturday won the rerun Anambra central senatorial election.

Umeh who was declared winner on Sunday morning polled 64,879 Votes to defeat 13 other candidates in the election.

The returning officer for the election, Prof Charles Esemone, a Deputy Vice Chancellor at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka who announced the result said, “Chief Sir Victor Umeh having polled the highest number of votes and satisfying the law is hereby returned elected.”

Umeh won the election by a very wide margin. He was trailed by the APC with a total of 975 votes.

Other parties that also garnered votes in the election are: PPA; 116 votes, MPPP; 111 votes and LP; 95 votes, among others.

In Anaocha local government, APGA polled 12,245 votes, in Awka North; 7,575, Awka South; 12,384, Dunukofia; 7,307, Idemili North; 9,218, Idemili South; 4,647 and Njikoka 11,506.

Total number of registered voters in the seven local government area is 745,828, while total number of accredited voters for the election is; 67872. Total votes cast in the election stood at 67,710.


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