The younger brother of Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu, Mascot, has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the vacant House of Representatives seat.
Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed March 27th for the Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency by-election.
The chairman of the electoral committee, Bisi Idaomi announced that Mascot polled 23,248 from the 13 electoral wards of Aba North Local Government Area and 23, 977 from the 12 electoral wards of Aba South Local Government Area.
He was declared the winner of the election, with a total of 47,225 votes from the two Local Government Areas that make up the Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency.
Reacting after his victory, Mascot expressed gratitude to the members of the party and assured them that he will work with all the stakeholders to move the party for victory.
He said, “I feel good I feel happy and I appreciate all those who voted. We’ve built this party. It’s stronger than what it was in 2019 and we’ll continue to build this party. We believe that this time around, we’ll win.
“I urge our people to come together and let’s work as family to build Aba South and Aba North Federal Constituency.
“Let’s embrace one another because the future is bright. The APC family will work together. I’ll reach everyone to make sure we achieve that.”
The Constituency seat was declared vacant after the death of Hon. Prestige Ossy of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).