A younger brother of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, Austin Umahi, has been elected the APC candidate for Ebonyi South senatorial zone. Umahi defeated his challenger, Ann Agom-Eze at the party’s primary, which held at Afikpo North local government area. He polled 279 votes to defeat Agom-Eze, who came a distant second with just five votes. Umahi was a former National Vice Chairman Southeast of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In Ebonyi North Senatorial zone, the former Commissioner of the Ministry of Abakaliki Capital City Development (MCCD), Onyekachi Nwaebonyi was declared winner. He defeated his rival, Mrs. Elizabeth Ogbaga, a former House of Representatives member. Nwaebonyi scored a total of 272 votes to defeat Ogbaga who scored 6 votes. In Ebonyi Central, the chairman of Ezza South Local Government Area of the state, Kenneth Eze, won the ticket unopposed.