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Umahi clinches APC’s Ebonyi South senatorial ticket

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Umahi clinches APC’s Ebonyi South senatorial ticket

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, has emerged winner of the All Progressives Congress’ Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone fresh primary election.

Umahi was declared winner of the election by the chairman of the APC electoral panel, Prof. Emmanuel Adebayo Kehinde, on Sunday.

According to Kehinde, five contestants participated in the fresh primary election of the party.

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The election, which took place at the Afikpo North Local Government Area headquarters, witnessed the presence of prominent stakeholders of the state, including the members of the state executive council.

The contestants included; Austin Chukwu Umahi, David Umahi, Mrs Ann Agom-Eze, Mrs Ibiam Margret Ezenwanyi, and Mrs Chiko Elizabeth Nwakaego.

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Declaring the results of the election, Kehinde said that Umahi garnered a total of 260 votes to emerge the winner of the election.

He noted that Ezenwanyi scored 3 votes, Nwakaego scored 5 votes, while 7 votes were invalid.

Umahi and his younger brother, Austin Chukwu Umahi, came first and second respectively, while Agom-Eze had zero votes at the time of filing this report.

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It was also learnt that Umahi’s younger brother boycotted the election.

In a swift reaction, Umahi thanked the entire people of Ebonyi State for the opportunity given to him to clinch the ticket.

Source: Within Nigeria

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