Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
Former Governor of Ebonyi State, Senator Sam Egwu has lost his bid to return to the Senate for a third term.
This is as the All Progressives Congress made a clean sweep of all the National Assembly positions in Ebonyi North Senatorial District.
Egwu, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent Senator representing Ebonyi North Senatorial zone lost to a former State Chairman
of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Onyekachi Nwebonyi.
Nwebonyi was last night declared winner and the Senator-elect for Ebonyi North Senatorial district by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Nwebonyi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) garnered a total of 65,863 votes.
His closest opponent, Ejiofor Vincent Chukwu of Labour Party scored 42,283 to emerge second while Senator Sam Ominyi Egwu of PDP came a distant third with 26,569 votes.
The report was announced by the INEC Returning Officer for Ebonyi North Senatorial Zone, Professor Nwogo Ajuka Obasi at the INEC Office in Abakaliki Local Government on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, a Former State Chairman of the APC, Eze Nwachukwu ,defeated his Labour Party and PDP opponents to win the Ebonyi/Ohaukwu Federal Constituency seat.
He garnered 22794 votes to beat his closest challenger, Ndubuisi Agbo of Labour who polled 14168 votes.
The candidate of the PDP, Victor Aleke, garnered 11611 votes to place third in the election.
Reacting, Mr Eze commended his constituents for giving him their mandate to represent them.
He thanked President Buhari for keeping to his promise to reform the electoral system to make it free and fair.
“The election has shown that there is future for Nigeria. This election in my constituency has been adjudged the most peaceful and fair since return of democracy.”
He promised to keep to the promises he made during the campaign to the people.
Mr Eze said he will introduce citizens engagement whereby communities and towns in his constituency will decide the projects they need.
“This will help us to identify the needs of the people so that we can cite appropriate projects that will touch the people’s lives.”
“That way we won’t go and site projects the people do not need. If the people want school, we won’t go and build hospital.”
The House of Representatives member-elect also promised to empower the youths and women in the constituency and by so doing reduce incidences of communal conflict, violence and criminality in the area.
He also commended his opponents for putting up a good fight during the election adding that they are all winners.
Mr Eze, however, called on them to support him to enable him give the people the best representation.
The APC candidate for Abakaliki/Izzi Federal Constituency, Emmanuel Uguru has been declared winner of the election for the constituency.
Mr Uguru, a former Chairman of Abakaliki Local Government defeated Eze Emmanuel Eze of Labour Party to emerge victorious.
The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Amos Nworie announced that Mr Emmanuel Uguru, scored a total 41,771 votes.
He said that Mr Ezeh Emmanuel Ezeh scored 30,877 votes to take the second position.
Prof Nworie declared that Mr Uguru having scored the highest number of votes is the winner of the Abakaliki/Izzi Federal Constituency election.