- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has gained victory in the National Assembly poll in Awgu local government in Enugu
- The PDP won the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a wide marge with 18,879 votes to 2,710
- The result emerged out of the 23,607 votes cast in the local government area of the state
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the National Assembly polls in Awgu local government area of Enugu state.
Announcing the result in Awgu on Sunday, February 24, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returning officer in the council, Professor Emmanuel Eze disclosed that the PDP polled 18, 879 votes while the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 2,710 for Enugu west senatorial seat, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
For the House of Representatives, Eze said the PDP polled 18,958 followed by the APC with 2,817 votes and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), 1,335 votes.
The returning officer said that valid votes cast were 23,607 out of the total 24,442 registered voters with 840 void votes.
It was gathered that the senatorial contest was between the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP and Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, former special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Justice Reform for the APC.
NAN also reports that PDP two term lawmaker; Toby Okechukwu, is contesting with an ace broadcaster, Obiora Ilo of the African Independent Television (AIT) for the APC for Awgu/Aninri/Oji River federal constituency.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly won Ekiti state, the first officially declared presidential election result by INEC.
In the result announced by the returning officer, Professor Idowu Olayinka, vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Buhari of the PDP polled 219,231 votes, while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party got 154,032 votes. PDP 154,032.
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