APGA CLEARS 3 STATE CONSTITUENCY SEATS IN ABA




The three women representing the three Constituencies of Aba in the Abia State House of Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have lost out in their bid to return to the House as they were defeated by candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in last Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

The women, Blessing Nwagba (Aba North), Kate Maduako (Aba Central) and Blessing Iheasimuo (Aba South), were defeated by Emmanuel Clinton Ebere, Abraham Oba and Emeka Nnamani, all of APGA.

Announcing the results in Aba, Dr. Comos Chikezie Ogbu and Ngongeh Lucas, the Returning Officers for Aba South and Aba Central State constituencies respectively, said that Emmanuel Clinton polled 14, 959 votes to defeat incumbent Blessing Iheasimuo (PDP), who had 2,613 votes, while Sir Abraham Oba of Aba Central State constituency got 16, 734 votes to defeat his closest rival, Kate Maduako of the PDP, who got 3,123 votes.

Similarly, Blessing Nwagba, representing Aba North State constituency was said to have been defeated by Emeka Nnamani of APGA.

Addressing newsmen after the results were released, the House of Assembly member-elect for Aba South, Emmanuel Clinton Ebere, thanked God for his success at the polls, noting that it was not easy to defeat an incumbent in this part of the world, particularly those backed by government. He attributed what happened to the electorate, who he said were becoming enlightened.

He promised to represent the area effectively, so that the change, which the people had yearned for a long time would not have been in vain.