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Orji retains seat at Senate

By Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA—FORMER governor of Abia State and Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District, Chief Theodore Orji of PDP won his election to return to the Red Chambers, polling a total of 55, 461 to beat his closest challenger, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu of the APC who got 29,860 votes.

Theodore Orji

Announcing the result, the returning officer, Prof. Yusuf Ndukaku Omeh also announced that the former ICAN President and candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chidi Ajaegbu polled 19,534 votes to come a distant third.

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Also, the member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Chief Johnson Onuigbo was declared the winner of the seat to return to the House of representatives.

He polled 30,669 votes to defeat Mr. Ikechukwu Apugo, the APC candidate who got 23,279 votes.

In the Arochukw/ Ohafia Federal Constituency, Rep. Nko Nkole of the People s Democratic Party, PDP, was declared winner of the seat, polling 7,072 to defeat Chief Iroh Orji of the APC who polled a total of 5,496 votes.

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