Chimaobi Ebisike of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) has been declared winner of Saturday’s Aba North and South Federal Constituency bye-election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s Returning Officer for the constituency, Professor Fidelis Okpata of the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State announced Ebisike polled 10,322 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mascot Uzor Kalu of the All Progressives Congress candidate(APC) who scored 3,674 votes.
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Candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Destiny Nwagwu, and the Action Alliance (AA) candidate; Okey Prestige, polled 1,554 and 199 votes respectively to come distant 3rd and 4th while the candidates of the APM and NRM scored 10 and 13 votes respectively.
However, in a related story, the Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the ongoing Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency bye-election, Mr. Mascot Kalu, has said that the exercise was marred by violence in some polling units.
Kalu, who is the younger brother of Chief Orji Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate, said he would call for the repeat of the election in the alleged violent areas.
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He spoke at the Eziama High School Ward 01, Unit 014, during an interaction with newsmen.
“We have reports of malpractice at Abia Polytechnic, vote buying at Item Hall but here at Eziama, it has been peaceful.
“We had a vigorous campaign and are hopeful we will emerge victorious but it is the people that will decide at the end of the day,” Kalu said.
He denied the allegation that APC engaged the military to disrupt voting in some wards.
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According to him, the military operatives only moved into areas they were invited due to electoral violence.
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