Nwoke Chidi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Abakaliki North state constituency, was declared the winner of the supplementary election held on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
The PDP candidate polled a total of 5988 votes to defeat his closest contender Maxwell Umahi of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Professor Smart Otu, a professor of criminology and security studies at Alex Ekweme Federal University announced the results.
The supplementary election was held in 76 polling units spread across Ebonyi’s seven LGAs.
The March 18 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections was marred by vote buying, voter suppression and disruptions by political thugs, stirring a need for the supplementary polls.
While the supplementary polls were general peaceful in the state, there was general voter apathy across most the centres where elections held.