Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, was on Sunday declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone ticket after a fresh election was conducted.
Prof Emmanuel Adebayo Kehinde the chairman of the APC electoral panel, said that five contestants participated in the fresh primary election of the party.
The contestants included; Austin Chukwu Umahi, David Umahi, Mrs. Ann Agom-Eze, Mrs. Ibiam Margret Ezenwanyi, and Mrs. Chiko Elizabeth Nwakaego.
The election, which was held at the Afikpo North Local Government Area headquarters, witnessed the presence of prominent stakeholders of the state, including the members of the state executive council.
Announcing the election result, Prof. Kehinde, said that Umahi polled a total of 260 votes, Ezenwanyi scored 3 votes, Nwakaego scored 5 votes, while 7 votes were invalid.
It was gathered that Umahi and his younger brother, Austin Chukwu Umahi, came first and second respectively, while Agom-Eze had zero votes at the time of filing this report.
Findings also show that Umahi’s younger brother did not partake in the election.
In his post-election remark, Umahi thanked the entire people of Ebonyi State for the opportunity given to him to clinch the ticket.