BREAKING: APC Produces Senatorial Candidate to Replace Tinubu’s Minister, Umahi in Ebonyi

Jan 6, 2024 | Entertainment, News

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  • Anthony Okorie Ani has emerged as the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the Ebonyi South senatorial bye-election
  • Ani cliched the APC ticket during the party’s primary election in held in Afikpo local government area on Saturday, January 6.
  • The only candidate during the APC primary garnered 281 votes out of a total of 285 votes cast to emerge winner

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Afikpo. Ebonyi state – Anthony Okorie Ani has clichéd the All Progressive Congress (APC) ticket for the Ebonyi South senatorial bye-election.

Ani polled 281 votes out of 285 votes cast at the APC primary held in Afikpo local government area on Saturday, January 6.

APC produces senatorial candidate to replace Tinubu’s minister, Umahi in Ebonyi
Ani emerges as APC candidate to fill Umahi’s seat at Senate
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Source: Twitter

According to The Nation, Ani was the only candidate at the APC primaries

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The primary election was conducted to fill the vacant seat left behind by Senator David Umahi following his appointment as Minister by President Bola Tinubu.

The bye-election is slated to hold in February.

Ani, a professor of Agricultural Extension Administration at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) promised to bring agricultural ingenuity to the Senate if elected, Daily Trust reported.

Akpabio declares Senate seats of Tinubu’s 2 top ministers vacant

Legit.ng earlier reported that Senate President Godswill Akpabio declared vacant, the seats of Umahi and Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe East Senatorial District.

This comes after the two senators assumed office as President Tinubu’s ministers. The Senate, therefore, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct by-elections to fill their vacant seats immediately.

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Both Umahi and Geidam were inaugurated as members of the 10th National Assembly in June 2023 but they resigned in August after President Tinubu appointed them as members of his cabinet.

Umahi’s younger brother seeks to replace him in Senate

Chief Austin Umahi, the younger brother of Minister for Works and Housing, Umahi, declared his intention to run for the Ebonyi South Senatorial seat re-run election.

Austin announced his ambition at a news briefing in Abakaliki, the state capital on Monday, December 25.

The Director-General of the APC Governorship Campaign in the 2023 General Elections said he was eminently qualified and remained a top contender for the position.

Umahi’s brother withdraws from race To replace him in Senate

Austin, the younger brother to David Umahi withdrew from the Ebonyi South senatorial bye-election.

He made the decision on Friday, December 29, after Governor Francis Nwifuru ordered the State APC Working Committee to zone the position to the Onicha local government area.

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It was gathered that Austin was prevailed upon to withdraw from the race during an Umahi family’s meeting at Uburu, Ohaozara local government area.

Source: Legit.ng



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