The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Labour Party, LP, candidate, Dr Tony Nwoye as the winner of the Anambra North senatorial district election held last Saturday.
Nwoye was declared the winner late on Friday after resolving the initial problems at the Ogbaru wards.
Prof Kingsley Ubaorji, of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, the INEC Returning Officer for Anambra North, declared Nwoye the winner of the senatorial election at the Onitsha North Local Government Headquarters.
Nwoye polled a total of 94,779 to unseat the incumbent, Senator Stella Oduah of the Peoples Democratic Party, who got 50,146 votes.
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The immediate past first lady of the state, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, got 48,212 votes to finish in third place.
The returning officer, therefore, declared and returned Nwoye winner having satisfied the constitutionally required number of valid votes cast for the election.
Speaking after the declaration, Nwoye thanked the people of the district for voting him as their senator and promised not to let them down.
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