Journalist wins Rep seat for LP in Anambra

A JOURNALIST and Labour Party (LP) candidate, Afam Ogene, has won the Ogbaru Federal Constituency seat in Anambra State.

Ogene defeated the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to win the seat after the supplementary election in the state on Saturday, April 16.

Ogene, a former editor of The Source magazine, got 10,851 to defeat his rivals, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Kingsley Ubaorji, a professor at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

The PDP candidate, Chuchu Onyema, came second with 10,619 votes.

APGA’s Arinze Awogu garnered 10,155 votes, while APC’s Nkechi Isamade got 303 votes.

INEC had declared the Ogbaru Federal Constituency election inconclusive after the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.



    The ICIR reports that Ogene’s victory was boosted by the LP’s victories across the South East in all the 2023 elections, including Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and House of Assembly.

    The presidential candidate of the LP, Peter Obi, came third in the presidential election result announced by INEC. Nevertheless, he altered political calculations across the South-East, with the LP recording overwhelming victories in the polls.

    Sitting and former governors seeking a Senate seat lost out to the LP. They included Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, and former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani.

    Obi claims he won the presidential election and is currently challenging the result in court.



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