Just in: INEC declares Labour party’s Alex Otti as winner of Abia Governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Labour Party candidate, Alex Otti, as the winner of the Abia State governorship election held on March 18, following the eventual declaration, on Wednesday, of the results of the controversial Obingwa Local Government Area results.

Otti polled a total of 175,467 votes to beat his closest rival, Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who recorded 88,529 votes to come second, while Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) third a distant third with 28,972 votes.

The Returning Officer and the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Professor Nnenna Oti, declared the Labour Party candidate the winner at the headquarters of INEC in Umuahia, the state capital, on Wednesday afternoon after completing the suspended collation of results.

With the conclusion of the collation of the outstanding results of the election, the PDP scored 9,962 votes, while the Labour Party scored 3,776 votes in the Obingwa LGA. The Labour party won in 10 LGAs, the PDP won in 6 LGAs with the YPP won in only one LGA.

This is a developing story…

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