A female hopeful of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Miriam Onuoha, is announced winner of the rerun election conducted in Imo state for a seat at the lower chamber of the National Assembly.
Onuoha led the APC to victory ahead of her rival, Obinna Onwubualiri, to fill a vacant seat at the House of Representatives.
With the victory, Onuoha will now represent Okigwe North at the green chamber.
Her victory was confirmed by Frank Collins, standing for INEC. Collins said Onuoha scored 23, 690 votes against Onwubualiri's 10, 010.
The INEC official further explained that the number of registered voters was 200, 684, number of accredited voters – 38, 244, total no of rejected votes – 815, total number of votes cast was 35, 198, while percentage turnout was 19.06 per cent.
Collins explained that 28 political parties sought for the seat while the difference between the winner and the second position was 13, 680.
The rerun was conducted following an order by the appeal court.
It is not known if the recent development in the state which necessitated the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as the head of the affairs has any relationship with the success of the APC and Onuoha in the poll.
It is, however, known that the state recently had Emeka Ihedioha as the governor, but he was dismissed by the Supreme Court.
Uzodinma, after his recent swearing in to take over the affairs of the state, attended his first National Economic Council (NEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja recently.
Speaking on the sideline of the meeting, the Imo governor told newsmen at the venue that he will continue ruling the state from where his predecessor stopped.
Uzodinma promised to give his best just as he made reference to his manifesto which he said contains his plans for the state.
Legit.ng reports that APC had been trounced in the supplementary election conducted by Nigeria's election umpire in Bauchi for the House of Representatives.
The party was defeated by the ruling PDP in the state as its candidate, Hon Auwal Jatau, was declared victorious at the poll which was carried out on Saturday, January 25, for the Zaki federal constituency.
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