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Widow wins Anambra bye-election, replaces husband


The All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, Mrs Nkoli Mmegbuaneze, has won the State House of Assembly bye-election in Idemili North Constituency conducted by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday.

The constituency returning officer, Prof. James Epoke of the University of Calabar, announced the result on Sunday in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

Epoke said that Mmegbuanaeze scored 11,526, while Tony Muonagor of APC had 5,677, Nnebunwa Ude of UPP scored 2,940 and Charles Udezue of PDP polled 2,758.

Nkoli will replace her husband, Mr Francis Mmegbuanaeze, who died on August 16, 2017.


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