Former Governor of Ebonyi State, Senator Sam Egwu has lost his bid to return to the Senate for a third term.
This is as the All Progressive Congress, APC made a clean sweep of all the National Assembly positions in Ebonyi North Senatorial District of the State.
Egwu, candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent Senator representing Ebonyi North Senatorial zone lost to a former State Chairman
of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) Peter Onyekachi Nwebonyi.
Nwebonyi was last night declared winner and the Senator-elect for Ebonyi North Senatorial district by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).
Nwebonyi, candidate of the All Progressive Congress(APC) polled a total of 65,863 votes.
His closest rival, Ejiofor Vincent Chukwu of Labour Party scored 42,283 to emerge second while Senator Sam Ominyi Egwu of PDP came a distant third with 26,569 votes.
The report was announced by the INEC Returning Officer for Ebonyi North Senatorial Zone, Professor Nwogo Ajuka Obasi at the INEC Office in Abakaliki Local Government on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, a Former State Chairman of the APC, Eze Nwachukwu Eze defeated his Labour Party and PDP opponents to win the Ebonyi/Ohaukwu Federal Constituency seat
He garnered 22794 votes to beat his closest challenger, Ndubuisi Agbo of Labour who polled 14168 votes
The candidate of the PDP, Victor Aleke garnered 11611 votes to place third in the election.
Reacting, Mr Eze commended his constituents for giving him their mandate to represent them.
He thanked President Buhari for keeping to his promise to reform the electoral system to make it free and fair.
“The election has shown that there is future for Nigeria . This election in my constituency has been adjudged the most peaceful and fair since return of democracy”
He promised to keep to the promises he made during the campaign to the people.
Mr Eze said he will introduce citizens engagement whereby communities and towns in his constituency will decide the projects they need.
“This will help us to identify the needs of the people so that we can cite appropriate projects that will touch the people’s lives”
“That way we won’t go and cite projects the people do not need. If the people want school, we won’t go and build hospital”.
The House of Representatives member-elect also promised to empower the youths and women in the constituency and by so doing reduce incidences of communal conflict, violence and criminality in the area.
He also commended his opponents for putting up a good fight during the election adding that they are all winners
Mr Eze, however, called on them to support him to enable him to give the people the best representation.
The APC candidate for Abakaliki/Izzi Federal Constituency, Emmanuel Uguru has been declared the winner of the election for the constituency.
Mr Uguru, a former Chairman of Abakaliki local government defeated Eze Emmanuel Eze of the Labour Party to emerge victorious.
The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Amos Nworie announced that Mr Emmanuel Uguru, scored a total 41,771 votes.
He said that Mr Ezeh Emmanuel Ezeh scored 30,877 votes to take the second position.
Prof Nworie declared that Mr Uguru having scored the highest number of votes is the winner of the Abakaliki/Izzi Federal Constituency election.
Also, the Member Representing Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency in the National Assembly; Hon. (Comrade) Chinedu Ogah OON has been re-elected to represent his constituency.
Professor Nwalo Friday, the Returning Officer for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced this on Sunday at the collation centre at Onueke, Ezza South LGA of the State.
Declaring the result, the Returning Officer said that Hon. Ogah polled 32,298 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Nwanne Vitalis Ogbonna of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 12,708 votes.
In his reaction, Ogah said: “I want to take a moment to express my deep appreciation for all of you. Your unwavering support, encouragement, and votes have made it possible for me to emerge as the winner in this election.
“To my wife, thank you for always standing by my side and being my biggest source of inspiration. Your unwavering love and support have given me the strength to pursue my dreams. To my family, thank you for your love, support, and encouragement throughout this journey. I could not have done it without your constant faith in me.
“To my supporters and well-wishers, thank you for believing in me and my vision. Your enthusiasm and dedication have motivated me to work harder and achieve more. To my saboteurs, thank you for the challenges and obstacles that you presented. Your opposition made me stronger and more determined to succeed.
“To my fellow contestants, thank you for being part of this journey with me. I appreciate your commitment to our shared cause and the respect and camaraderie we shared throughout the campaign.I also appreciate the efforts of His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, for his efforts towards making the 2023 general elections a free, fair, and credible one.
“To the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency Wngr.(Chief) David Umahi, the Deputy Governor, Barr Eric Kelechi Igwe, and also the chairmen of the two local governments,Barr. Sunday Nwankwo of Ikwo LGA and Hon. Mrs. Euphemia Nwali of Ezza-South, thank you for your support throughout the period of the campaign and during the election.
“I also thank the Commandant, Nkwagu Military cantonment, the DG, DSS, the Commissioner of Police, and all other sister security agencies for their efforts in making sure that we had a peaceful election.
“To the Resident electoral commissioner of INEC Ebonyi State and all the INEC Officers that worked in my Constituency, thank you for your transparency in the conduct of the election; allowing the votes of the masses to count.
“To our President waiting Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TINUBU thank you and congratulations in advance as we await your official declaration as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As I move forward in my role, I promise to continue working hard to make a positive impact in the lives of those who have placed their trust in me. Once again, thank you all for your support, and I am deeply grateful for your contribution to my success. Once again, thank you.”