It’s Official: APGA’s Victor Umeh wins Anambra Central Senatorial rerun

Mr. Umeh casting his vote

A former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Victor Umeh, has won the Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday.

Mr Umeh defeated 13 other challengers to clinch the Senatorial seat.

In an election that witnessed one of the lowest turnouts in history of elections in the country, Mr Umeh garnered 64,879 votes out of about 67000 votes cast in the seven local government areas of the zone.

That is a margin of over 95 percent over his opponents.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Chris Ngige, came a distant second with just 975 votes while the standard-bearer of the Progressive Peoples Alliance placed third with 116 votes. Mr. Ngige had earlier announced his withdrawal from the election.

Results for other candidates are AA-35, ACD-33, ADC-57, GPN-48, ID-14, KOWA-12, LP-95, MPPP-111, NCP-72, PDP-5, and UPP-55.

Mr Umeh’s victory came almost three years after the 2015 general election in the state.

In that election, he lost to the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Uche Ekwunife.

That election was however nullified in November 2015 by the Court of Appeal which also disqualified the PDP from taking part in Saturday’s election.

The election recorded one of the lowest turnout in recent times with over 90 percent of voters boycotting the elections according to results.

Of the registered 745,828 voters in the seven LGAs only a paltry 67,872 voters turned out for the election.

Despite announcing his withdrawal from the race, Nigeria’s Labour Minister, Mr. Ngige, was included in the list of candidates by INEC whose officials claimed that it didn’t receive his letter of withdrawal.

Nevertheless, he still managed to place a distant second with 975 votes.


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    PDP – 5.

    2019 loading.

    • Guest

      Obvioulsly, you deleberately neglected the part of the story that says ‘That election was however nullified in November 2015 by the Court of
      Appeal which also disqualified the PDP from taking part in Saturday’s
      election’
      ……….. in 2019, propaganda will fail to load o!

      • Ibaba Abey

        Bros what about the Governorship? where were the PDP… Clear sign in their strong hold that they are failing. No matter what PDP offer, APC will definitely thrash them.

      • duwdu

        The APC did not participate, either, and still got way more votes than the PDP. So, what’s your point, exactly?

        ……..
        P34c3
        …..

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Same way you ignored the bit that stated Ngige withdrew himself from the race.

  • MP-001* [Joint Chief]

    I thought Ngige, the candidate of the retrogressive party told the world he wasn’t coming out

  • Intrepid

    Congrats Umeh! You are a true fighter and an ebullient representative of your people. I wish you a very good outing.

  • Julius

    Congrats Senator. Now get to work and help your state and the country as a whole.