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Afam Ogene wins Ogbaru federal constituency seat

Candidate of Labour Party (LP) for Ogbaru Federal Constituency Election, Hon. Afam Victor Ogene, has been declared winner of the Ogbaru House of Representatives seat.

He defeated the incumbent House of Representatives member of the constituency, Hon. Chukwuma Onyema of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who is a third term member of the Green Chamber.

Announcing the results at Atani, headquarters of Ogbaru Local Government Area , the Returning Officer, Professor Kingsley Ubaorji of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, said “Hon. Afam Ogene of Labour Party polled 10,851 votes of the total votes cast, followed by the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), Hon Chukwuma Wilfred Onyema who polled 10,619 votes,

According to Federal Constituency Returning Officer, Hon. Arinze John Awogu of APGA came third with 10,155 votes.

Other candidates scored as follows: Mrs Nkechi Ismade of APC scored 303 votes, Nwachukwu Victor of ADC scored 39 votes, Obunne Celestine of NNPP scored 124 votes while Nwadialor C of SDP scored 27.

“That Hon Afam Ogene of the Labour Party, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes cast is declared winner of the election,” the Returning Officer announced.

Earlier, the PDP led with over 1,000 votes in the supplementary election, while APGA came second, followed by LP.

However, when the result was summed up with the previous February 25th election, the Labour Party Candidate came first followed by the PDP candidate, and APGA as second and third.

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