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The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Okechukwu Ezea of Labour Party, winner of Saturday’s general election for the Enugu North senatorial district.

The returning officer, Chukuemeka Ubaka, announced the results early Monday morning at Nsukka INEC office.

Mr Ubaka said Mr Ezea scored a total of 104,492 votes to defeat his closest rival, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, who scored 46,948.

He said the APC candidate, Simon Eze came third with 6,816 votes.

“Based on the power given to me as the returning officer, I hereby declare Ezea as the winner,” Mr Ubaka said.