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Anambra speaker loses re-election bid to PDP’s Abuchi Udemezue

Abuchi Udemezue of PDP scored 12,993 votes to defeat Uchenna Okafor of APGA, who polled 11,445 votes.

• March 19, 2023
Speaker Uche Okafor
Anambra House of Assembly Speaker, Uche Okafor

Uchenna Okafor, Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly has lost his re-election bid for Ayamelum Constituency seat, following his loss in Saturday’s State Houses of Assembly election.

INEC Returning Officer, Prof. George Onwudiwe, declared the result in Ayamelum on Sunday.

Mr Onwudiwe said that Abuchi Udemezue of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 12,993 votes to defeat Mr Okafor of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), who polled 11,445 votes.

“That Mr Abuchi Udemezue of PDP having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared winner and is returned elected,” he said.


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