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Gov. Umahi defeats brother, 3 others at Ebonyi South senatorial re-run primary election



 Gov Umahi defeats brother 3 others at Ebonyi South senatorial re run primary election
Gov. Umahi defeats brother, 3 others at Ebonyi South senatorial re-run primary election

1 Gov. David Umahi on Sunday defeated his younger brother, Austin and three other contestants to win the re-run All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for Ebonyi south senatorial district.

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2 Prof. Emmanuel Adebayo, Leader of APC’s national committee to the primary declared the governor winner at the end of the exercise held at the Afikpo North Local Government Council headquarters.

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3 Adebayo announced that the governor won the contest with 250 votes while his younger brother Austin, polled 10 votes.

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4 “Mrs Elizabeth Chukwu polled five votes; Mrs Magareth Ibiam got three votes, while Mrs Ann Agom-Eze scored zero votes.

5 “Total number of votes cast were 275; total valid votes were 268, while invalid votes were seven,’’ he announced.

6 Umahi in his acceptance speech commended the committee for conducting a peaceful and credible primary election, noting that the APC has transparency and credibility as its watchwords.

7 “APC is rooted in Ebonyi and will surely sweep the electoral stakes at the 2023 general elections,’’ the governor assured.

8 On July 22, a Federal High Court in Abakaliki dismissed a suit filed by Umahi seeking it to recognise him as the APC’s candidate for the senatorial district.

9 The court instead recognised Mrs Ann Agom-Eze who placed second at the May 28 primary election as the candidate but ordered a re-run of the election within 14 days.

10 NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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