GOVERNOR UMAHI DEFEATS HIS BROTHER, 2 OTHERS TO CLINCH EBONYI APC SENATORIAL TICKET

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Governor David Nweze Umahi has won the APC rescheduled Primary election for Ebonyi South Senatorial seat.

The election took  place   at Afikpo North Local Government Headquarters, Afikpo Sunday.

Declaring the results, the returning Officer for the election, Professor Emmanuel Adebayo Kehinde said Governor Umahi polled 250 out of 275 votes to beat four other Aspirants in the keenly contested Primary.

According to the Returning Officer,  first runner up, Austin Chukwu Umahi garnered ten votes while Mrs. Nwanyibuife Ann Agomeze scored zero votes just as Mrs. Lilian Margaret Ibiam and Mrs. Chukwu Elizabeth Nwakego scored 3 and 5 votes respectively.

“By the powers conferred on me as the Returning Officer of this election, I hereby declare and affirm that David Nweze Umahi having scored 250 out of 275 votes which is the highest number of votes is hereby returned winner of this election.”

In his acceptance Speech, Umahi thanked the delegates and Ebonyians for the confidence reposed in him and pledged to work hard to win in the general election to enable him repay the confidence.

“First, let me thank the entire people of Ebonyi State who defied the rain to come and witness this election.

“This ticket is a very serious ticket. We have nothing to say yet and I want to thank all of you and accept this honour done to me first by God, Ebonyi people and the Delegates.”

It could be recalled that the rerun followed a recent judgement by the Abakaliki Federal High Court on the  withdrawal of all previous aspirants.

The Court had earlier given the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission fourteen days to conduct the election.

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