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My Victory Was A Narrow Escape From The Obi-Datti Wave – Abaribe




The immediate past minority leader of the 9th Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe has described his emergence as winner of the Senatorial election in Abia South as a narrow escape from what he termed the “OBIDATTI wave in the South-East”.

According to him, the OBIDATTI wave in the South-East almost consumed everyone in the political space.

Abaribe as gathered by Naija News said in a short video to show his appreciation for his reelection that the election was going on well until the OBIDATTI wave emerged in the southeast.

He said his victory was a revelation of the extent of love his people have for him and therefore thanked them for voting for him.

It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week declared Abaribe, the winner of Saturday, February 25 Senatorial elections in Abia South.

The Returning Officer for Abia South National Assembly elections, Prof. Georgina Ugwuanyi, in the announcement of the result said Abaribe, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) got 49,903 votes.

The former minority leader defeated the Labour Party candidate, Chinedu Onyeizu who was his closest contender as he scored 43,903, while Governor Okezie Ikpeazu scored 28,422 votes

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However, reacting to his victory, Abaribe said “It was a nice election and was going normally until we saw the OBIDATTI wave in the South-East and it almost consumed everybody and it showed me the love that our people have for me because I was able to survive that wave.”