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LP candidate unseats three-term PDP rep in Anambra with over 200 votes

LP candidate unseats three-term PDP rep in Anambra with over 200 votes
April 16
14:37 2023

Afam Ogene, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has won the Ogbaru federal constituency supplementary election in Anambra.

The previous election held on February 25 in the constituency was declared inconclusive because of infractions and cases of violence.

On Sunday, Ogene was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

With his victory, Ogene unseated Chukwuma Onyema of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  a three-term incumbent house of representatives member.


The LP, PDP, and APGA candidates all gathered over 10,000 votes. However, Ogene of LP has been declared winner with a leading margin of 232 votes.

Kingsley Ubaorji, INEC’s Returning Officer, said Ogene polled 10,851 votes to defeat Onyema who polled 10,619 votes.

He added that Arinze Awogu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) polled 10,155 votes as the second runner-up.


“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,’’ Ubaorji said.


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