- Victor Umeh won the Anambra Central senatorial re-run election
- The APGA candidate garnered 95 per cent of the votes
- The election had one of the lowest turnouts in Nigeria's electoral history
Victor Umeh who is the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has won the Anambra Central senatorial re-run election in a landslide victory clinching 95 per cent of votes cast.
Premium Times reports that the election which was held on Saturday, January 13 witnessed one of the lowest turnouts in the country’s history.
Umeh reportedly got 64,879 votes out of about 67000 votes cast in the seven local government areas of the zone.
Chris Ngige who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came second with 975 votes although he had earlier announced his withdrawal from the polls.
The candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance placed third with 116 votes
The re-run election came almost three years after it first took place in 2015 which was won by Uche Ekwunife.
The Court of Appeal however nullified the election and disqualified the candidate of the PDP from taking part in the election.
According to the result, about 90 per cent of electorates boycotted the election making it one of the lowest turnouts in Nigeria’s electoral history.
745,828 voters registered in the seven LGAs but only 67,872 voters turned out for the election.
See unofficial results below:
APGA - 64,879
APC - 975
PPA - 116
MPPP - 111
LP - 95
NCP - 72
ADC - 57
UPP - 55
GPN - 48
AA - 35
ACD - 33
ID - 14
KOWA - 12
PDP - 5
INEC has not released the official result yet
NAIJ.com had reports that a Federal High Court in Abuja set aside the judgement earlier passed that affirmed that Obiora Okonkwo who is the candidate of the PDP was the person to occupy the Anambra Central senatorial seat.
Premium Times reports that this judgement was given on Friday, January 12, after an application by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The court set aside its earlier judgement and agreed that the consent of other candidates that necessitated the agreement cannot be considered as final.
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