The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Darlington Nwokocha of the Labour Party (LP) the winner of Feb. 25 election for Abia Central Senatorial District.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Herbert Udo, on Monday in Umuahia, declared Nwokocha the winner, having polled 92,116 votes.
Udo announced that Retired Col. Augustine Akobundu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 41,447 votes, while Chief Samuel Onuigbo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 7,997 votes.
He said that Chief Chukwumere Wachukwu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) got 7, 395 votes, while Mr Ahandi Nweke of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) got 4,637 votes.
Udo also said that Mr John Godson of ADC got 1,980 votes, Mr Patrick Nwosu of SDP scored 1,030 votes, while Mr Kenry Ibekwe of NRM polled 587 votes.
Others, including Mr Aiyelabegan Abdul of NNPP got 541 votes and Mr Ubani Chukwu of AA scored 187 votes.
Udo said: “Darlington Nwokocha of Labour Party having certified the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Abia Central Senatorial seat is being occupied by the former governor of the state, Sen. Theodore Orji of PDP. (NAN)