Chimaobi Ebisike of the Peoples Democratic Party has emerged Winner of the Aba North and South Federal Constituency bye-election held on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
Declaring the result, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Returning Officer for the constituency, Professor Fidelis Okpata of the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State announced that Chimaobi Ebisike of the PDP polled 10,322 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mascot Uzor Kalu who scored 3,674 votes.
The heavy defeat of Mascot means the collapse of the dream of his elder brother, Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu, who had boasted of victory ahead of the ballot.
Candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Destiny Nwagwu, and the Action Alliance candidate, Okey Prestige, polled 1,554 and 199 votes respectively to come a distant 3rd and 4th, while the candidates of the APM and NRM scored 10 and 13 votes respectively.
Some of the voters who spoke to our correspondents while monitoring the elections in the two Local Government Areas expressed satisfaction with INEC for the fine way it conducted the polls.