May 28, (THEWILL) – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, in her Saturday’s senatorial primary election, elected the younger brother of Governor David Umahi, Chief Austin Umahi, as senatorial candidate for Ebonyi South, ahead of the 2023 general election.
It was gathered that Austin Umahi contested with the wife of the former chairman of the Ebonyi traditional rulers council, Mrs Ann Agom-Eze.
Ann Agom-Eze, a former women leader of APC and founding member of the party in the state, allegedly contested against the directive of the governor for consensus.
Austin Umahi belongs to the new APC members led by Governor Umahi, while Ann Agom-Eze belongs to the old members, led by the former chairman of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Chief Elias Mbam.
Ebonyi South senatorial primary election took place at the Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state, revealed that Austin Umahi scored 279 votes to defeat his rival, Ann Agom-Eze, who got 5 votes, while the total number of votes cast was 284.
Similarly, in Ebonyi North Senatorial zone, the former Commissioner of the Ministry of Abakaliki Capital City Development (MCCD), Mr Onyekachi Nwaebonyi, was declared winner to defeat his rival, Mrs Elizabeth Ogbaga, the former House of Representatives member.
Ebonyi North senatorial primary election, which took place at Abakaliki LGA of the state, revealed that Nwaebonyi scored a total of 272 votes to defeat Mrs Ogbaga who scored 6 votes.
While, in Ebonyi Central senatorial zone, the chairman of Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, Chief Kenneth Eze, who contested unopposed scored a total of 290 votes.
Ebonyi Central senatorial Primary election took place at Onueke community in Ezza South LGA of the state.