Ohuabunwa picks Abia North PDP senatorial ticket

Written by on May 26, 2022


A former lawmaker, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, Wednesday emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Abia North Senatorial District in the 2023 general elections. Other contestants, including Mr Mba Ajah and Dr Igwe Orji, polled 10 and nil votes, respectively with one void vote.

There were 175 accredited delegates from Arochukwu, Bende, Isuikwuato, Ohafia and Umunneochi Local Government Areas that make up the district.

Ohuabunwa polled 135 votes to defeat his closest rival, Rep. Uko Nkole, who scored 29 votes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ohuabunwa was a member of the eighth Senate but lost his second term bid in 2019 to Sen. Orji Kalu.

The three-member ad hoc delegates election, which earlier took place at the Ohafia Local Government Headquarters on Tuesday, ended in fiasco. However, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Chief Silas Okafor, told newsmen in Umuahia on Wednesday that the exercise was later concluded, in spite of the disruption.


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