THE Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Emeka Ihedioha, has the winner of the March 9 governorship election in Imo State.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Francis Otonta, announced the final results at the Imo governorship election collation centre in Owerri, the state capital on Tuesday.
Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, won in 11 of the 27 Local Government Area, polling a total 273,404 votes to defeat his closest contender, Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA) who won in 10 LGAs and scored 190,364 votes.
Other participants in the 70-man Imo gubernatorial contest include Ifeanyi Araraume of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), a former senator who had 114,676 votes, winning in four LGAs.
APC’s Hope Uzodinma, a serving Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district garnered 96,458 votes and won in two LGAs to take the fourth position.
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