Victor Umeh, the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has emerged winner of the Anambra central senatorial rerun election. The election took place in seven local governments: Njikoka, Awka north, Idemili south, Dunukofia, Awka south, Anaocha and Idemili north.
APGA won in the seven council areas in the result announced by the INEC early Sunday morning. Announcing the final result, Charles Esimone, the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said Umeh having scored the highest number of votes with 64, 878 was the winner of the contest and returned elected. Esimone said the total number of registered voters in the seven local government areas were 745, 828 out of which 67, 872 were accredited.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate was second with 975 votes while Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, came third with 116 votes.
Other parties that got votes were the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP), 111 votes; Labour Party (LP), 95; National Conscience Party (NCP), 72; Alliance for Democratic Congress (ADC), 57; United Progressives Party (UPP), 55; Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), 48 and Action Congress for Democrats (ACD), 33.
NAN reports that votes were cancelled in four polling units in Awka south where there were cases of over voting and in Agulu, Anaocha council where people were accredited manually.
Also in Idemili south, over-voting was recorded in two polling units.