PDP claims 19 of 24 Abia state Assembly seats

PDP claims 19 of 24 Abia state Assembly seats

- There seems to be victory on the way for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia going by the number of seats it has claimed in the state Assembly

- The PDP has swept not less than 19 seats of the 24 state Assembly spaces at the just-concluded elections

- The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) clinched three seats, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the remaining two

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia has won 19 of the 24 state constituency seats. Joseph Iloh, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, made the result of the March 9 election available to newsmen in Umuahia.

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) clinched three seats, while the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the remaining two.

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News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 385 candidates from 43 political parties contested the 24 state constituency seats.

A break down of the results showed that PDP won Aba north, Bende south, Ikwuano, Isiala Ngwa North and Isiala Ngwa south constituencies.

It also won the Obingwa east, Obingwa West, Ohafia north, Ohafia south, Osisioma north and Osisioma south seats.

Other seats won by the party included Ugwunagbo, Ukwa east, Ukwa west, Umuahia north, Umuahia central, Umunneochi, Umuahia east and Umuahia south.

APGA won the Arochukwu, Aba North and Aba south seats, while APC won the Bende south and Isuikwato state constituencies.

NAN reports that 12 of the winners were re-elected for second tenure, while 12 were first mandate.

The list of returnees included the speaker, Chikwendu Kalu (PDP), majority leader, Chinedu Orji (PDP) and Abraham Obah (APGA).

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Conversely, the principal officers of the house, who lost re-election included deputy speaker, Cosmos Ndukwe (PDP) and minority leader, Chibuzor Okogbuo (APC).

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the March 9 governorship election in Abia.

The INEC returning officer in the state, Prof Benjamin Ozurumba, on Sunday, March 10, said that Ikpeazu scored 261,127 votes to win the poll. He defeated Uchechukwu Ogah of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 99,574 votes.

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