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Wednesday, 27 April 2011 11:35

Ngige Wins Anambra Central Senatorial election

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Dr Chris Ngige Dr Chris Ngige The Nation

Ngige secured 69,725 votes to defeat Prof.Dora Akunyili 69,236 votes

Dr Chris Ngige of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has been declared winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). His rival and challenger   Prof. Dora Akunyili of the  All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) was defeated by Dr Chris Ngige, a former governor of Anambra State.

"The exercise was dogged by hitches in some of the polling units. At Obosi and Nkpor in Idemili North Council Area, election materials arrived late while accreditation and voting started late, despite a low turn out. At Aguata, Igwe Dr. Martins Eze called for the cancellation because of the hitches.As at 2:30p.m. yesterday, members of both ACN and PDP were still protesting at the INEC office at Aguata, threatening a showdown over harassment of their members," reported by The Nation Newspaper.

Ngige secured 69,725 votes to defeat Prof.Dora Akunyili of  APGA  who got  69,236 votes in an election held Tuesday in nine wards of the senatorial district to

finalized  the election held on April 9 in the area.

The defeated senatorial candidate Prof. Dora Akunyili of the  All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA)

This Day reported that "on Wednesday morning, the result of the Osun state House of Assembly poll held on Tuesday was released with the ACN winning all the 26 seats state assembly seats. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner , Mr Rufus Akeju who announced the results in Osogbo, the state capital  said the ACN also  won the re-scheduled House of Representatives election for Ife federal constituency."

 

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