Late lawmaker’s wife wins Abia bye-election

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By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—MRS. Nkemdirim Nwogu-Iheasimuo of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was Saturday declared by INEC as the winner of the bye-election into  Aba South state constituency vacated by her late husband who died early this year.

Mrs. Nwogu-Iheasimuo polled 1,655 votes to defeat candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Elder Smart Ebere who polled 313, and Chief Chimobi Apara of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, who got 252 votes.

Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, commended Abia South constituents for making the right choice by voting overwhelmingly for the candidate of the PDP.

Orji also commended them for their mature and good conduct during and after the election, promised that the state government would continue to provide the enabling environment for voters in the state to exercise their constitutional rights by voting candidates of their choice.

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