Chief Victor Umeh
The Anambra Central Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday, saw a former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh, defeat 13 other challengers including Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, to clinch the Senatorial seat.
In an election that witnessed one of the lowest turnouts in history of elections in the country, 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.
Hours after he was declared the winner, Chief Victor Umeh, was pictured dancing joyously with his wife, Mrs. Prisca Umeh after INEC announced the result of the election.
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