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APC’s Oghuma wins Edo by-election

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  Johnson Oghuma, has emerged the winner of the Etsako Federal Constituency by-election in Edo.

Mr Oghuma, a former member of the State House of Assembly emerged winner with 39,876 votes to defeat the People’s Democratic Party candidate Jude Imagwe who polled 18,193 votes.

The Returning Officer for the election, Shola Omotola, who announced the result at about 00:45 am on Sunday said the APC candidate won having scored the highest number of votes cast.

Mr Omotola, a professor, said out of the 59,301 votes cast, 58,427 were regarded as valid votes and 874 votes were rejected.

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Speaking to journalists, Mr Oghuma, who will be 57 years old in March,  assured the people of the constituency of effective representation.

“I want to assure Etsako people that I will not fail them.

“I will represent them well and their voices will be heard and I will not disappoint them,” he said.

The by-election came following the election of the former holder of the seat, Philip Shuaib, as Deputy Governor of the state.

Mr Oghuma was born on 3 March 1960  in Fugar.

After his primary and secondary education, he went to  Bendel State University, now Ambrose Ali University  to read Economics.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science  degree in 1985.

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He later got a Master of Science  degree in Economics from the University of Lagos, Akoka in 1990.

He is also a  fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria.

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