Senate swears-in Victor Umeh as Senator
Umeh emerged as the senator of Anambra Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance
The Senate on Thursday swore in Senator Victor Umeh as the representative of Anambra Central Senatorial District in the Senate.
Umeh emerged as the senator of Anambra Central Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
As at present, he is the only member of APGA in the Senate.
Umeh won the Anambra Central Senatorial District rerun election held on Saturday.
He defeated 13 other challengers to clinch the seat.
In an election that witnessed one of the lowest turnouts in history of elections in the country, Umeh garnered 64,879 votes out of about 67,000 votes cast in the seven local government areas of the zone.
That is a margin of over 95 per cent over his opponents.
Anambra Central Senatorial District had been without a senator since 2015 when the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu sacked Uche Ekwunife and asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct rerun election in the district within 90 days.
It also disqualified Ekwunife from participating in the rerun.