The lawmaker representing Abia North Senatorial District and chief whip of the 9th Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, won the ticket senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress.
Kalu gathered 777 votes to emerge unopposed after Barr Fabian Nwankwo stepped down from the race.
Chief Paul Onwuka, returning officer for the senatorial primary election declared him a winner in Ebem Ohafia the venue of the election on Saturday.
Kalu in his acceptance speech dedicated his victory to the people of the district and promised to attract more projects to the district.
The lawmaker commended Barr. Nwankwo, for his decision to drop his ambition, says it is in the interest of the constituency.
In another development, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has announced the postponement of its Senate, Governorship and Presidential primary elections.
The NNPP announced the postponement in a statement made available to Naija News on Saturday via the party’s official Twitter handle
According to the party statement, its decision to postpone the primaries follows the extension granted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for political parties to submit their list of candidates for the 2023 general election.
The NNPP said a new date for the conduct of the primaries will be communicated in due course.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News