Umahi Defeats Ama Nnachi, Others To Win Ebonyi South Senatorial Seat

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has been declared winner of the Saturday's Ebonyi South Senatorial Seat election by the independent National Electoral Commission.

Chooks Oko, the
Special Assistant to the Governor
Media and Strategy, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abakaliki reads;

"The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has officially declared Governor David Nweze Umahi winner of the contest to represent Ebonyi South Senatorial zone in the Nigerian senate next legislative tenure.

"Declaring the result in Afikpo, headquarters of the zone, Prof. Augustine Ogugua Egwu of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo, the returning officer announced that Umahi polled majority of the votes to beat nine other contestants.

"Egwu noted that Umahi having satisfied all the requirements of the law is declared winner of the Ebonyi South Senatorial seat and her Senator-Elect.

"Savouring his well deserved victory, Governor Umahi dedicated his victory to God and pledged to be a senator of all Ebonyians"

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