The Labour Party has won its first Senatorial seat courtesy of the feat by its Candidate, Darlington Nwokocha in Abia Central Senatorial District.
The returning officer, Professor Herbert Udo of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU) said that Nwokocha scored 92,116 to beat Col Austin Akobundu (rtd) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who received 41,477.
The APC candidate, Hon Sam Onuigbo came third with 7,997 votes while Ahamdi Nweke of APGA got 4,737.
Nwokocha currently represents Isiala Ngwa North/Isiala Ngwa South federal constituency.
Meanwhile, the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Uzor Kalu has won his second term mandate for Abia North Senatorial District. Orji Kalu, who contested on the APC ticket was declared winner by the returning officer, Chinedu Nnamdi after polling 30,815 votes to consign the LP candidate, Nnamdi Iro to second position with 27,540.
Former Abia North Senator, Mao Ohuabunwa came a distant third after scoring 15,175 votes.