The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh has been returned as the winner of the Saturday rerun election for Anambra central senatorial zone. Umeh who was declared winner on Sunday morning polled 64,879 Votes to defeat 13 other candidates in the election. The returning officer for the election, Prof Charles Esemone, a Deputy Vice Chancellor at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka who announced the result said, “Chief Sir Victor Umeh having polled the highest number of votes and satisfyingl the law is hereby returned elected.”
Umeh won the election by a very wide margin. He was trailed by the APC with a total of 975 votes.
Other parties that also garnered votes in the election are: PPA; 116 votes, MPPP; 111 votes and LP; 95 votes, among others. In Anaocha local government, APGA polled 12,245 votes, in Awka North; 7,575, Awka South; 12,384, Dunukofia; 7,307, Idemili North; 9,218, Idemili South; 4,647 and Njikoka 11,506.