- PDP senatorial candidate, Senator Uche Ekwunife, has won Anambra Central Senate seat
- Ekwunife defeated the incumbent senator, Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, to cruise to victory
- The lawmaker polled a total number of 18,412 votes ahead of APGA’s Umeh, who got 14,403
Senator Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of Anambra Central senatorial election held on February 23 in the state.
NAN reports that Ekwunife, who was in the National Assembly through APGA between 2010 and 2014, defeated the incumbent Senator Victor Umeh of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to emerge winner.
Prof Charles Ogu, the INEC's 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 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, Valentine Ayika, scored 16,084.
The incumbent, Dozie Nwankwo of APGA was second with 14,582 while Elijah Onyeagba of the APC scored 2,574 to come third in the contest.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun had been declared the winner of the Ogun Central senatorial district election.
The returning officer, Prof. Ayinde Akanbi, declared on Monday, February 25, that Amosun polled 88,110 votes to defeat Tunji Oseni-Gomez of the African Democratic Congress(ADC), who had 37,101 votes.
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