Stella Oduah wins Anambra North Senatorial seat


A former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, has been declared the winner of the Anambra North Senatorial district by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Returning Officer of the commission, Professor. Hugh Maduka, declared the winner on Monday at the Onitsha Collation Centre.

He said Stella Oduah who is the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) polled 113,989 votes to defeat Emmanuel Chinedu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with 59,937 votes.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Nelson Onubogu, polled 11,995 votes.

Meanwhile, Senator Saidu Akali of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has defeated Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, in Gombe North senatorial district election.

The returning officer, Dr Umar Gurama, of Federal University, Kashere declared the APC candidate as the winner in the early hours of Monday.

Senator Akali dashed Governor Dankwambo’s hope to represent the people of the senatorial zone after polling a total of 152,546 votes to emerge the winner of the race.

The governor, who ran on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), suffered a defeat with a wide margin, having scored 88,016 votes.

This comes after the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, lost his seat in the red chamber of the National Assembly to his APC rival, Ibrahim Oloriegbe.