Alex Oti of Labour Party Is Governor-Elect Of Abia State

The candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in last Saturday’s governorship election in Abia State, Alex Otti, has been elected Governor of Abia State. He scored a total of 175,467 votes to defeat his closest rival, Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 88,529 votes.

The result was announced by the State Returning Officer, Nnenna Oti who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri. This comes after the collation of results from all 17 local government areas of the state.

Oti addressing his supporters after the announcement

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had suspended collation of the governorship election result from Obingwa Local Government Area of the state over alleged attack and invasion of its office in the council area by suspected thugs.

Oti has since accepted his election, and promised to do his best in repositioning the state.

The report from obingwa was eventually presented by 4.14pm on Wednesday.

Mr Otti of the LP has been leading by a wide margin after winning 10 of the 16 local government areas earlier announced by the State Returning Officer, Nnenna Oti.

His closest challenger and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okey Ahiwe, won in five local government areas, while the Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate in the election, Enyinnaya Nwafor, won in one local government area.

The 10 council areas where the LP candidate won include: Abia North, Abia South, Arochukwu, Bende, Ikwuano, Isuikwuato, Ohafia, Umuahia North, Umuahia South and Umunneochi.

The PDP candidate, on his part, won in the following six council areas: Isiala-Ngwa South, Ukwa East, Ukwa West, Ugwunagbo, Isiala-Ngwa North and Obingwa

The YPP candidate, Mr Nwafor, only won in Osisoma LGA, where he hails from.

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