Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Saturday emerged winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ebonyi South senatorial rerun.
Umahi defeated, Chief Austin Umahi and 3 others to emerge the candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC in the rescheduled Senatorial primary election for Ebonyi South Zone.
Governor Umahi scored a total of 250 votes to defeat his closest rivalry, Chief Austin Umahi who scored 10 votes to come second in the primary election.
3 other women who stood for the Senatorial Primary Election in the zone includes, Princess Ann Ago-Eze who scored Zero votes, Nwakaego Chukwu who scored 5 votes while Mrs. Ibiam Margaret scored 3 votes.
Announcing the result of the election which took place at the Afikpo North Local Government council Headquarters, the Chairman of the electoral panel, Prof Adebayo Kahinde declared the Ebonyi State Governor winner of the election.
I Prof Kayinde by the powers bestowed on me by the National Working Committee of the Party, I declare as followed, total number of voters, 285, accredited svotes, 270 votes, votes cast, 275, number of valid votes 268 while invalid votes is 7 votes.
“I do hereby declared that, Mr. David Nweze Umahi having scored the highest votes is hereby the winner of the primary election for Ebonyi South Senatorial zone”.
The election which was held amidst tight security witness the presence of policemen, men of the Nigeria Security, Directorate of State Security Service, DSS and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
In his acceptance, speech, the Ebonyi State Governor Chief David Umahi and the winner of the election commended the electoral panel for the peaceful and transparent conduct of the primaries.
He also commended the delegates for the confidence reposed on him and assured them that the All Progressives Congress APC will emerge victorious at the forthcoming general election come 2023.