Umahi Clinches APC Ticket For Ebonyi South Senatorial District

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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has won the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Ebonyi South senatorial district.

The governor polled 250 votes to emerge victorious at the fresh election for the senatorial zone held on Sunday.

The election which took place at the Afikpo North Local Government Headquarters witnessed the heavy presence of security operatives, APC supporters, and journalists, among others.

Announcing the results, the Chairman of the Electoral Panel for APC Ebonyi South Senatorial District Election, Professor Emmanuel Adebayo, declared Governor Umahi as the winner having scored the highest number of votes in the poll.

Professor Adebayo said five contestants participated in the fresh primary election of the party, while a total of 275 votes were cast out of which 268 were valid while the remaining seven were invalid.

Recall, the fresh election took place after the Abakaliki Division of the Federal High Court had struck out a suit by Governor Umahi seeking to be recognised as the APC candidate for Ebonyi South senatorial district.

Following that pronouncement, Justice Fatun Riman ordered a fresh primary election to produce the APC candidate for the senatorial zone within 14 days.

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