The chairman of Capital Oil and Gas, Ifeanyi Ubah, has shocked many of his opponents as the results of the election in Anambra South Senatorial District emerged.
According to Premium Times, Ifeanyi Uba won the Anambra South Senatorial ticket on the platform of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) polling 87,081 votes. Mr Ubah, a former governorship candidate in the state, defeated his closest rival, Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 62,462 votes.
Nicholas Ukachukwu, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, polled 51,269 votes while the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Andy Uba, got 13,245 votes.
Announcing the result at the collation centre in Nnewi North local government area, M.N Umenweke, the returning officer, said Mr Ubah emerged the winner among the 26 candidates who contested for the ticket.
“Mr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah of the YPP having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and returned elected as the senator representing Anambra South,” Mr Umenweke, a professor at the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
In another development, the Speaker of the House of Representatives has surprised many of his opponents in the just concluded National Assembly elections as results have emerged.
According to Premium Times, Dogara has been declared the winner of the Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Federal Constituency election in Bauchi State.
Mr Dogara, the candidate of the PDP, scored 73,609 votes to defeat the APC candidate, Dalhatu Kantana, who scored 50,078 results.
He was declared the winner by the returning officer for the constituency few minutes past 10 p.m. on Sunday.
PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Dogara had claimed victory in the election before the official announcement. His main challenger, Mr Kantana, promptly responded that the speaker’s claim was false.
The announcement by INEC now means Mr Dogara will return to the House and may choose to seek election as the speaker again.
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