A 29-year-old Akarachi Amadi has emerged winner of Saturday’s supplementary election in Imo State’s Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency.
The declaration was made by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The Federal Constituency Returning Officer, Prof Boniface Okoro, announced the votes polled by the respective candidates at the federal constituency’s collation centre located at Nworuibi in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area, saying that the APC candidate polled the most votes.
Okoro, disclosed that Amadi got a total of 21, 372 votes while his closest rival, Uche Ogbuagu, of the Labour Party, scored a total of 18, 296 votes.
The incumbent and the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Henry Nwawuba, garnered 7, 202 votes, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Usmond Ukanacho, polled 6,681 votes, Chinonso Uba of the African Democratic Congress scored 4, 100 votes, while Godstime Chukwunuikem of the Social Democratic Party got 246 votes.
There was wild jubilation in the area immediately after the 29-year-old was returned as the winner of the election.