The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, has won the Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election conducted on Saturday.
The returning officer, Prof. Charles Esione, who announced the result, declared that Umeh having scored the highest votes of 64, 878 in the seven council areas where the election took place, he was the winner of the contest and was therefore returned elected.
The number of registered voters was 745,828, while 67,872 voters were accredited.The All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 975 even though the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, who was listed as the candidate of the party had announced that he was not participating in the election which he described as kangaroo election.
He said that he had officially written to INEC of his withdrawal from the election, which was earlier scheduled for 2016. He threatened to sue INEC if it continued to list his name in the Senatorial re-run election.
Other results announced by the returning officer were 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.
After the result was announced, Anambra State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Nwachukwu Orji, commended stakeholders for contributing to the peaceful conduct of the election.