Sam Onuigbo clinches APC senatorial ticket for Abia central district


Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia

The Member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia North and South Federal constituency, chief Sam Onuigbo has clinched the ticket of All Progressive Congress to represent the Abia Central senatorial district in the Senate.

He was declared winner following a run-off election which took place in Umuahia on Sunday. The election was earlier declared inconclusive last Saturday.

He polled a total of 157 to defeat his rival, Chief Henry Ikoh who polled 152. 

Out of 318 delegates accredited to in the primary election, 309 votes were valid while 9 votes were void.

Sen. Nkechi Nwogu had earlier withdrawn from the primary election on Saturday. 

Hon. Onuigbo while reacting to the outcome of primary election expressed gratitude to the leadership of Abia APC for providing a level playing field for the aspirants as well as the delegates for voting for him. 

He pledged to continue to deliver outstanding work that has endeared him to the people of his constituency. 

While stating that God alone orders his footsteps, the lawmaker expressed gratitude to those who have supported him, including the APC governorship candidate in the state, High Chief Ikechi Emenike, and entire Abians. 

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