The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chimobi Ebisike has been declared winner of the Saturday bye-election for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He polled a total of 10,322 votes to defeat his closest challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mascot Uzor Kalu who scored 3,674 votes.
The All Progressives Grand Alliance and Action Alliance were the other political parties that fielded candidates in the election.
The returning Officer Prof. Fedelis Okpata, said, ”The election was contested and the candidates received the following votes: AA candidate, 199 votes; Mascot Uzor Kalu, of the APC scored 3,674 votes; Akaraka Destiny of APGA polled 1,554 votes; Abraham Okonkwo of APM scored 10 votes; Uwando Chima of MRM polled 13 votes; Chimobi Iheanyichikwu Ebisieke of PDP, polled 10,322 votes.”
The Returning Officer announced the winner on Sunday morning, saying, “That Chimobi Iheanyichukwu Ebisike of PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected”.