A rerun of the Ebonyi south senatorial district primary of the All Progressives Congress was conducted on Thursday, June 9
The ruling party’s primary was conducted in the Afikpo North local government council after the cancellation of the previous election
David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi state was declared the winner of the election after his younger brother earlier secured the ticket
The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has emerged the winner of the rescheduled senatorial primary election for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Umahi during the election secured the ticket for the Ebonyi south senatorial district re-run election in the state.
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According to Sahara Reporters Umahi’s younger brother Chief Austin Umahi had emerged the winner of the Ebonyi south senatorial district primary election in the APC two weeks ago.
Umahi had contested alongside Bola Tinubu, Ogbonnaya Onu, Rotimi Amaechi and Ahmed Lawan for the presidential ticket of the APC.
However, shortly after the governor lost in the contest, the ruling party cancelled the senatorial election for the Ebonyi south and rescheduled it for Thursday, June 9, night.
The re-run of the election was held at the Afikpo North local government council, with Umahi securing the party’s ticket.
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As the APC continues with its moves to elect a presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 election, Governor David Umahi has eulogised the Senate president.
The governor described Ahmad Lawan as an intelligent, hardworking and diligent lawmaker qualified enough to become Nigeria’s president.
According to Umahi, he will pray for the Senate president to get the ticket for the APC 2023 presidential candidate.
PDP convention: Support group reveals how politicians ganged up against top party presidential aspirant
A group had alleged that some top PDP leaders have failed in their last bid to stop Governor Nyesom Wike from emerging as the party presidential candidate at the primaries.
The Peoples Democratic Party Frontliners’ said the leaders had planned a coup against the Rivers state governor and PDP 2023 presidential aspirant.
According to the group, the gang-up against Wike began after several other groups had predicted that Wike could clinch the PDP’s 2023 presidential ticket.
INEC announces final decision on Peter Obi’s candidacy, party crisis
In other news, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, June 9, confirmed that Peter Obi is the only recognised presidential candidate of the Labour party.
The commission said that the Labour Party’s presidential primary that produced Obi complied with all the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022.
INEC also said that it has given the party’s national chairman Julius Abure the access code to the candidate nomination portal.