Labour Party Wins Anambra Supplementary Poll in Ogbaru

By Jude Atupulazi

The Labour Party (LP) candidate for Ogbaru Federal Constituency of Anambra, Hon. Victor Afam Ogene, has been declared winner of the constituency poll.

Ogene, a journalist, was declared winner by the Returning Officer, Dr Kingsley Ubaorji, a lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, after Saturday Supplementary Election conducted in 45 polling units in the federal constituency.

In a very tight contest, Ogene defeated the incumbent representative of the federal constituency and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chukwuka Onyema; as well as the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon. Arinze Awogu, who came second and third respectively.

Hon. Ogene polled a total of 10,851, while Hon. Chukwuka Onyema scored 10,619 votes. Hon. Arinze Awogu polled 10,155 votes.

Ogene will be returning to the federal house for a second stint, having been there years ago.