Former Minister of Aviation, Sen. Stella Oduah has been declared by The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the winner of Anambra North Senatorial District.
Declaring the result on Monday in Onitsha, the Returning Officer, Prof. Hugh Maduka, said Oduah of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 113,989 votes to defeat 20 other candidates.
He said Mr. Emmanuel Chinedu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) came second with 59,937 votes, Mr. Nelson Onubogu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged third with 11,995 votes, while Mr Chinedu Ekwealor of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) came fourth with 1,024 votes.
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He noted that the election went fine except in some areas where ballot boxes and votes were burnt by hoodlums.
“The election went fine but there were skirmishes especially the one documented in Oyi Local Government Area where votes were burnt,” he said.
While reacting to her victory at the polls, Sen. Stella Oduah, reaffirmed that her re-election for a second tenure was a proof of God’s love for her and her people.
According to her “it is a duty to further improve the livelihood of the people of my senatorial district.”
She went further to commended INEC on the conduct of the polls, 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,”