BY ENYIM ENYIM, ONITSHA
The Independent National Electoral Commission in Anambra state has declared former minister of state for transport and Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Anambra north senatorial zone, Prince John Emeka the winner of the senatorial election held in the area, Saturday.
Emeka was declared winner having polled 60,788 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Mrs Joy Emodi of the All Progressive Grand Alliance who polled 54,060 while the Action Congress of Nigeria whose name was not mentioned scored 17, 849.
The INEC returning officer, Mr Jones Okeke who declared the result at Onitsha north local government announced that the Onitsha north and south federal constituency was won by the APGA candidate, Mr Cyril Egwuatu who polled 13,656 while Gozie Agbakoba of the ACN and Tabansi Okoye of ADC scored 10,387 and 8,692 respectively.
According to the returning officer, the total votes cast was 24, 567.