The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday declared Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe the winner of Saturday, February 25 Senatorial election in Abia South.
The Returning Officer for Abia South National Assembly elections, Professor Georgina Ugwuanyi, announced this before party agents at the collation centre in Aba.
Ugwuanyi, who had earlier declared the elections inconclusive, said that she had to return to declare results for the election because she was asked by INEC office in Abuja to announce winners in the election.
She had told party agents that a substantial number of polling units totalling about 108 had irregularities requiring a reschedule of the Abia South election.
She said that Abaribe, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, got the highest number of votes in the election, having scored 49, 903 votes.
She further announced that LP’s Chinedu Onyeizu scored 43,903, while Governor Okezie Ikpeazu scored 28,422 votes to come third.
The returning officer also announced the results of the Aba South and North Federal Constituency results, where the LP’s Emeka Nnamani polled 35,502 to clinch the seat.
She said that Alex Ikwecheghi of APGA polled 22,465 votes, while the incumbent Representative, Chimaobi Ebisike of the PDP scored 13,388 votes.
Ugwuanyi, therefore, declared Nnamani winner of the House of Representatives election. (NAN)