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Nigeria Decides 2019

Sen. Oduah retains Anambra North Senatorial seat

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Former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah has been declared winner of the Anambra North Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to results made public by the electoral body, the Returning Officer, Prof. Hugh Maduka, said Oduah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 113,989 votes to defeat 20 other candidates.

Prof. Maduka also revealed that Mr Emmanuel Chinedu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) came second with 59,937 votes while Mr Nelson Onubogu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged third with 11,995 votes.

He also added that Mr Chinedu Ekwealor of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) came fourth with 1,024 votes.

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Reacting to her victory, Oduah promised to sustain her quality representation at the Red Chambers, said “it is a duty to further improve the livelihood of the people of my senatorial district.” She commended INEC on the conduct of the poll, but called for an improvement in the voting process.

“The process is evolving and I believe that sometimes in the near future, we are going to perfect the electoral process, especially where we can all vote from wherever we are. “That will be the ultimate for INEC,” Oduah added.

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