LP Picks Another Rep Seat As Afam Ogene Floors PDP’s Onyeama In Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Anambra State, has declared the candidate of the Labour Party,LP, Honourable Afam Victor Ogene the winner of Ogbaru Federal House of Representatives election.

Ogene floored the incumbent House of Representatives member of the constituency, Hon Chukwuma Onyema of Peoples Democratic Party ,PDP, who is a third term member in the Green Chamber.

Announcing the results in Atani,the Headquarters of Ogbaru Local Government Area, the Returning Officer, Professor Kingsley Ubaorji of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State, said Hon Afam Ogene of Labour Party,polled 10,851 votes of the total votes cast, followed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ,PDP, Hon Chukwuma Wilfred Onyema who polled 10,619 votes,

According to the Returning Officer, Honourable Arinze John Awogu of APGA came third with 10,155 votes.

“That Hon Afam Ogene of the Labour Party, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes cast is declared winner of the election,” the Returning Officer announced.

Other Candidates scored as follows: Honourable Mrs Nkechi Ismade of APC scored 303 votes, Nwachukwu Victor of ADC scored 39 votes, Obunne Celestine of NNPP scored 124 votes while Nwadialor C of SDP scored 27 votes.

Earlier, the PDP led with over thousand votes in the supplementary election, while APGA came second, followed by LP.

However, when the results were summed up with the previous February 25th election, the Labour Party Candidate came first followed by PDP Candidate, and APGA as second and third.

Recall that Peter Obi and other Labour Party chieftains were last week in Ogbaru, Anambra, soliciting votes for Ogene.

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