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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has emerged as the winner of the Ebonyi South All Progressives Congress, APC, Senatorial fresh election conducted in the State.
The result was declared by Prof. Emmanuel Adebayo, the Chairman of the Electoral Panel for the APC Ebonyi South Senatorial district election. He announced that Umahi polled a total of 250 votes to win the election.
He said that out of 275 votes cast, 268 votes were valid while 7 were invalid.
Adebayo said, “Austin Chukwu Umahi scored 10 votes; Ann Agom Eze 0; David Umahi scored 250 votes; Ibiam Margret 3 votes; Mrs. Chukwu Elizabeth Nwakeago 5 votes.
“Based on the powers bestowed on me, I declare Umahi winner of the election having scored 250 and is hereby returned as the winner.”
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Umahi in his acceptance speech said, “This ticket is a very strong ticket. I thank all of you for your solidarity. I accept this honour done to me by God. I have fought battles all my life and I have won all of them.”
The election followed a judgement by a Federal High Court which declared Princess Ann Agom-Eze, as the APC senatorial candidate for Ebonyi South Zone in the 2023 general elections.
The court its verdict gave provision for a fresh primary that must be conducted with 14 days.
The judgement prompted Ann Agom Eze to boycott the fresh election while appealed the ruling.
She said in a statement that her absence from the fresh polled was informed by a pending appeal for stay of execution on the issue.