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INEC delares YPP candidates winners in Anambra rerun election

Young Progressive Party (YPP)

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), has declared two members of Young Progressives Party (YPP), winners of the rerun election held in Anambra state on Saturday.

They are Hon. Peter Uzokwe of Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency and Hon. Chinwe Nnabuife of Orumba North and South Federal Constituency.

Declaring the winner for the Nnewi North, South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency at the INEC office in Nnewi North Local Government Secretariat, the INEC returning officer, Prof. Charles Nweke on Sunday morning, announced Uzokwe polled 25,518 votes to emerge winner, while the current member representing the Federal Constituency and APGA candidate, Hon. Uchenna Elodimuo lost his seat after polling 25,412 votes.

Breakdown of the results collated after rerun showed that the YPP candidate won in Otolo Ward 1, Otolo Ward 2, Otolo Ward 3, Uruagu Ward 1, Uruagu Ward 2, Umudim Ward 1, Umudim Ward 2, as well as in Nnewichi Ward 1 and Nnewichi Ward 2, while the APGA candidate won only in Uruagu Ward 3.

Our Correspondent gathered that further breakdown of the result in the three local government areas of the Federal Constituency showed that the YPP candidate won the election after defeating the APGA candidate in Nnewi North Local Government Area by polling 17,112 votes, while APGA polled 8,750 votes in the local Government.

However, the APGA Candidate won in Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Local Government Areas, but the votes from the two local government areas were unable to override YPP votes in Nnewi North and consequently, failed to retain the seat in the Green Chamber.

Speaking to journalists after the declaration, the winner, Uzokwe appreciated Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah for the firm support.

He also thanked his constituents, promised to deliver and extended hands of fellowship to those he contested with.

On his part, Sen. Ubah thanked President Bola Tinubu and INEC for the peaceful conduct of the election which he described as free and fair.

He also appreciated the security agencies for the conducive atmosphere during the rerun.

Hon. Nnabuife of YPP was also officially re-affrmed winner by INEC as member representing Orumba North and South Federal Constituency at INEC office in Orumba on Saturday.

The INEC returning officer announced that YPP scored 14,416 votes, while PDP polled 13,087 votes.

Hon. Okwudili Ezenwankwo of PDP contested against Hon. Nnabuife who is currently a member representing federal constituency at the house of representatives.

Nnabuife, thanked her constituency for the support she received.

She declared the victory a “New Dawn and Turning Around” of the fortunes of constituency for good representation.