Umeh Wins Anambra Central Senatorial Rerun

Victor Umeh

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, has been returned as the winner of the Saturday, January 13 rerun election for Anambra Central senatorial zone. Umeh, who was declared winner at 2:30am on Sunday morning, polled 64,879 votes to defeat 13 other candidates in the election.

The returning officer for the election, Prof. Charles Esemone, a Deputy Vice Chancellor at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, who announced the result said, “Chief Sir Victor Umeh, having polled the highest number of votes and satisfying the law, is hereby returned elected.”

Umeh, who won the election by a very wide margin, was trailed by the APC with a total of 975 votes. Other parties that also garnered votes in the election are PPA: 116 votes; MPPP: 111 votes and LP: 95 votes, among others.

In Anaocha local government, APGA polled 12,245 votes; in Awka North, 7,575; Awka South, 12,384; Dunukofia, 7,307; Idemili North, 9,218; Idemili South, 4,647, and Njikoka 11,506 voters.

The total number of registered voters in the seven local government area was 745,828, while total number of accredited voters for the election was 67872. Total votes cast stood at 67,710.

  • KWOY

    One hopes Peter Obi will now allow Anambra to enjoy some political peace!

    • Ofuzo

      Why? Does anambra state belong to obiano alone? No state should be allowed to have POLITICAL peace because there has to be a STRONG opposition to checkmate what the party in power is doing. That’s how it works in all advanced countries of the world. The reason nigeria is a SHITHOLE country is because there’s really no political opposition to challenge the parties in power. If they had, nigeria will develop at a rapid pace as opposed to limping, taking 2 steps forward and five steps BACKWARDS.