Monday Okpebholo, Anenih’s “political son,” wins Edo Central Senatorial seat on APC platform

Monday Okpebholo aka Akpakomiza (APC candidate for Edo Central)

In a rare seismic or tectonic political shift in Edo Central Senatorial zone, a party other than the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won the seat in the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.


The All Progressives Congress, APC, achieved the historically monumental feat through Monday Okpebholo, a political son of the late godfather of Edo politics and Iyasele of Esanland, Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih.


Anenih had built an impregnable political wall around Esanland within which he nurtured a community of loyalists whom he gave a reliable leadership that endured until he died on October 28, 2018.


In running away with the prize, Okpebholo, a first-time seeker of elective office in Edo Central Senatorial Zone, defeated another Anenih loyalist and incumbent Senator, Clifford Ordia, who was seeking a third term in the Senate.


Ordia was actually beaten to the third place while the candidate of the Labour Party came second, thus confirming THE CONCLAVE pre-election projections that Okpebholo looked good to win the poll against Ordia in an analysis entitled: “In Edo Central, it is Anenih versus Anenih”


Monday Okpebholo scored 41,334 votes while the LP scored 32,574. The PDP got 25,225.


The results were announced by Professor Ray Ozuolua DVC Academics.


Also, husband of Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, Odianosen Okojie, has won the House of Representatives seat for the Esan South-East/Esan North-East Federal Constituency on the platform of the APC as he scored a total of 21,764 votes to defeat the PDP which scored 10,007 while LP scored 11,528.


The results were announced by Dr Victor Imade.


The APC also won the Etsako Federal Constituency where its candidate, Dekery Anamero as the winner haven scored 58,692 votes to defeat Andy Momodu of the PDP who scored 25,132 as announced by the returning officer, Professor Buniyamin Adesina Ayinde.


The Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Peter Akpatason, has emerged the winner of the election into the House of Representatives to represent Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency for a record fourth term.


Announcing the result in Igarra, headquarters of the constituency, the Independent National Electoral Commission collation officer, Professor Robert Okuonghae, said Akpatason, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, scored a total of 14,982 votes to defeat his closest rival, Hon Kabiru Adjoto of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 9,293 votes while the Labour Party polled 7,993.




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