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INEC declares PDP’s Ebisike as winner of Abia bye-election

INEC declares PDP’s Ebisike as winner of Abia bye-election
March 28
11:52 2021

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has  declared Chimaobi Ebisike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the Aba north/south federal constituency bye-election which took place on Saturday.

Fidelis Okpata, the returning officer, announced the results on Sunday.

According to Okpata, Ebisike polled 10,322 votes defeating his closest rival, Uzor Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 3,674 votes.

Okpata said Destiny Nwagwu, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) scored 1,554 votes, and Okey Prestige, candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), scored 199 votes coming in third and fourth respectively.

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INEC had declared the seat of the Aba north/south federal constituency vacant, following the death of Ossy Prestige on February 8.

The declaration brought a lot of tension as to who will fill in the vacant seat.
During the election on Saturday, voting was disrupted when an explosion occurred at Umuola hall polling unit in ward eight.
Mike Ozoemena, an electoral agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, was also reportedly abducted.

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