March 4, 2023

INEC declares Labour Party’s Nwoye Anambra North senator-elect

INEC declares Labour Party’s Nwoye Anambra North senator-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party for the Anambra North district, Dr Tony Nwoye, the winner of last Saturday’s senatorial election in the district.

The declaration is coming almost a week after the conclusion of the February 25 poll.

It was gathered the results were announced on Friday after sorting out the initial problems at the Ogbaru wards.

The INEC Returning Officer for Anambra North, Prof. Kingsley Ubaorji of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, declared Nwoye the winner of the senatorial election at the Onitsha North Local Government Headquarters after polling 94,779 votes to defeat the incumbent, Senator Stella Oduah of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 50,146 votes.

The wife of the immediate past governor of the state, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, of the All Progressives Grand Alliance scored 48,212 votes to come in the third place.

Ubaorji, therefore, declared and returned Tony Nwoye winner having satisfied the constitutional required number of valid votes cast for the election.