Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has been declared the senator-elect for Ebonyi South senatorial zone.
Umahi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored a total of 28,378 votes to defeat his rivals, Linus Okorie of Labour Party, LP, who scored 25, 496, votes to come second, while Eleje of APGA scored 11,398 votes to come third.
The INEC Returning officer, Prof. Augustine Ogugua Egwu of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo, who announced the results in Afikpo North LGA headquarters, declared that Umahi, having scored the highest votes cast to defeat his opponent, hereby stands elected as the winner of the senatorial election.
Also, the member representing Afikpo North/South federal constituency, Ebonyi State, in the House of Representatives, Hon. Iduma Igariwey has defeated his All Progressives Congress, APC, rival, Eni Uduma Chima.
Igariwey, a PDP lawmaker, who is the Vice Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation polled a total of 24,649 votes, while Chima got 11,296 votes.
The result was announced at the constituency headquarters in Afikpo North by an INEC official.
Igariwey, who is a two term lawmaker, is seeking re-election for the third term in the House of Representatives.
Also, the House of Representatives candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Nkemkanma Kama, contesting for Ohaozara, Onicha and Ivo federal constituency was also declared winner.
Kama scored a total of 19921 votes to defeat his closest rival of the APC, Mr. Fidelis Igboke who scored 14231, while PDP candidate, Mr Livinus Maker scored 7506 to come third.
The INEC Returning Officer, Onu Omaka, who announced the results, said that Kama, having satisfied all the requirements of the law, is hereby declared winner of the election.