From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, serving Senator Micheal Ama Nnachi, and a former member of the House of Representatives, Linus Abaa Okorie, have made the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s final list as candidates of their various parties for Ebonyi South Senatorial District ahead of 2023 general elections.
Umahi made the list as candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Micheal Ama Nnachi is for the PDP while Linus Abaa Okorie made the list for the Labour Party.
Other candidates for the zone include Eleje Ifeanyi Inya(APGA), Kelechi Nnachi(SDP),Akpa Nweze Innocent (ADC), Reuben Uche(AA), Ogbonna Idam(NNPP) and Ibeabuchi Ajah(NRM).
However, the contest is actually between Umahi, Ama Nnachi and Abaa Okorie.
Umahi ,whose second term in office ends in May next year will fight to become the first Governor of the state to go to the senate from the Goverment House.
It is pertinent to note that Nnachi who is contesting for second term hails from Afikpo Bloc, comprising two local government areas(Afikpo North and South local government areas) whilst Umahi and Okorie hail from the Old Ohaozara political bloc, comprising three local government areas (Ohaozara, Onicha and Ivo).
Okorie who is contesting under the Labour Party was a former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Colleges And Institution.
He represented Ohaozara,Onicha and Ivo Federal Constituency between 2011 to 2019.
Ebonyi South Senatorial District is a district to watch ahead, and during the elections.
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