Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman
In spite of the seeming unpopularity of Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Imo North Senatorial District rerun held yesterday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared APC’s candidate, Ben Uwajumogu winner.
Uwajumogu scored 56,076 votes to beat Athan Achonu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 43, 815 votes. Prof. Arinze Agbogu, the INEC Returning Officer for Imo North Senatorial District, who announced the result in the early hours of today, said the result was the total of scores of the July 23 and that of July 28 exercise.
INEC also declared Mr Nkenna Nzeruo of the APC winner of Oru East State Constituency, while Mr Collins Chiji also of APC was said to have won the Isiala Mbano State Constituency.
Uwajumogu told journalists in Owerri that he was highly elated over the victory. “My gratitude goes more to Gov. Rochas Okorocha whose structure helped me to win this senatorial election’’.