The Labour Party (LP) candidate for the Ogbaru Federal Constituency election, Afam Victor Ogene, has been declared winner of the supplementary election held on Saturday.
Ogene, a former editor of The Source magazine, and former House of Representatives member defeated the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chukwuma Onyema and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Arinze Awogu.
The election had been declared inconclusive on February 25, as a result of sundry issues, including violence.
Meanwhile, from the results of votes already collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ogene had been in the lead with over 1,000 votes.
However, from votes cast during the supplementary election on Saturday, the PDP candidate scored the highest number of votes while the APGA candidate followed, with the LP candidate coming third. When the results were merged with the February 25 results, the LP candidate carried the day.
The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Kingsley Ubaorji of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, who announced the result at Atani, the headquarters of Ogbaru LGA, said Ogene of the Labour Party polled 10,851 votes of the total votes cast, followed by the candidate of the PDP who polled 10,619 votes, and that is APGA came third with 10,155 votes.