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2023: Umeh stops Ekwunife's dream of emerging Senate President, as LP defeats PDP, APGA


By Okechukwu Okechukwu

The dreams of Senator Uche Ekwunife to emerge Senate President in the 10th NASS was scuttled by the Labour Party's Senatorial candidate for Anambra Central, Senator Victor Umeh, who polled 103,608 votes at the just concluded poll.

Ekwunife had at the town hall meeting organised by the ASATU Youth Wing in Anambra Central, stressed that she stood a greater chance of becoming the next Senate President and first female Senate President if reelected especially if Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) emerges winner of the presidential poll. 

But results of the Senatorial seat held since Saturday but announced at about 1am on Tuesday, announced that Umeh pooled 103,608 votes to defeat the standard flag bearer of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon. Dozie Nwankwo, who scored 69,702 votes and Ekwunife that got 49,532 votes to come third.

Umeh, a former Senator of the zone and and former National Chairman of APGA was edged out in APGA's primary election around May, in what he believed to be conspiracy by powers that be in the party. As a result, he dumped APGA to join the Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi with hope of delivering the man of the people.

The returning officer for the senatorial election, Prof Chuka Enuka, said that All Progressives Congress ( APC) candidate in the race, Chief Kodilichukwu Okelekwe had 8,204 votes and the Young Progressive Party (YPP) Candidate, Dr. Chinedu Umeadi got 6,909 votes.

Reacting to the poll, Senator Uche Ekwunife, in a statement signed by her media aide, Mr Kingsley Ubani, congratulated Umeh on his success at the polls and urged the constituents and critical stakeholders in the zone to support the Senator-elect as he prepares to represent the people in the 10th Senate.

Meanwhile, the Labour Party's House of Representatives candidate for Awka North and South federal Constituency, Professor Lilian Orogbu has been declared winner of the election.

The Returning officer for the election, Mr Uche Nriagu, declared that Orogbu gathered 29,629 votes to defeat Hon. Obi Nwankwo of APGA that recorded 18,081 votes, and Chief Emeka Igwe of PDP that had 9,459 votes.

Speaking on the election, professor Orogbu, thanked God that the will of the people prevailed after three days, and assured people of her  desire to fulfil her 6 point agenda, which includes lawmaking, move motions and bills that will impact the life of the people.

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