Umahi, Egwu, others make final senate list for 2023 election

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has finally made the final list of candidates for the 2023 senatorial election in the state.

Others who made the list include a former governor of the state, Sam Egwu, and a former member of the House of Representatives, Linus Okorie.

Sam Egwu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday published and approved the final list of candidates for national elections, namely presidential, senatorial and federal constituencies.

Mr Umahi was earlier omitted from the list of candidates released earlier in June following controversy which trailed his emergence as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the election.

The governor had contested for the presidential primary of the party which he lost to Bola Tinubu while his younger brother, Austin Umahi, won the Ebonyi South senatorial primary of the party in May.

However, after the primaries, the younger Umahi stepped down for the governor leading to a rerun…

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