ANOTHER EX GOVERNOR OF ABIA STATE EMERGES SENATOR ELECT
Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia.
Immediate past governor of Abia state, Chief Theodore Orji of the people’s democratic Party has been declared winner of the Abia Central Senatorial zone elections held on the 23rd and 24th February, 2019.
Orji was announced to have polled a total of 55,461 votes beating his APC counterpart, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu of the All Progressives Congress who polled 29,860 votes, followed by the APGA candidate, Mr. Chidi Ajaegbu with 19,534.
The collation officer for the Abia Central senatorial zone, Professor Yusuf Ndukaku who described the election as keenly contested went on to declare Orji winner and duly returned.
So far two out of three senatorial zones elections have been announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).
Theodore Orji served as governor of Abia state between 2007 and 2015 and is the current senator representing Abia Central senatorial zone, while Orji Uzor Kalu served as governor between 1999 and 2003 and will now represent Abia North senatorial Zone.
Meanwhile, INEC has also declared Johnson Onuigbo of the PDP winner of the Umuahia/Ikwuano federal constituency having secured a total vote of 30,669.
Mr. Ikechukwu Apugo of the All Progressives Congress polled 23,279 and the APGA candidate MacDonald Uba scored 10,312 votes.