By Ikeugonna Eleke
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Senatorial candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, winner of the Anambra South Senatorial District Election held on Saturday, February 25.
The YPP candidate polled 73,115 to win the election; while his closest rival, Hon. Chris Emeka Azubogu of APGA, occupied second position with 45,369; while LP and PDP trailed behind with 28,102, and 21,209 votes respectively.
In another result the candidate of the Labour Party, Senator Victor Umeh, defeated the incumbent, Senator Uche Ekwunife, of the People’s Democratic Party, to win the Anambra Central Senatorial Election.
Also, LP candidate, Hon. Tony Nwoye, defeated an incumbent, Senator Stella Oduah of PDP, to win the senatorial election for Anambra North senatorial Zone.
Both candidates were believed to have pulled through, following the huge popularity of the Labour Party, as a result of the Peter Obi factor.
Many candidates of House of Representatives also won their election on the platform of Labour Party because of the popularity of Mr Peter Obi in the state.