Breaking: Ekwunife thrashes Victor Umeh in senatorial race

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Sen. Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner in the Anambra Central Senatorial election held on Feb. 23.

Ekwunife, who was at the National Assembly for APGA, between 2010 and 2014, defeated the incumbent, Sen. Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to emerge winner.

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.


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