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Finally, Winner Of The Abia State Governorship Election Has Been Announced By INEC



Umuahia, Abia state – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Abia, Alex Otti, as the winner of the March 18 poll in the southeast state. Otti polled 175,467  votes to overcome his closest rival, Okey Ahiwe of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 88,529 votes. Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) scored 28,972 votes, Channels TV reported.
Reports shows that the Labour Party governorship candidate also won 10 of the 17 local government areas in the state, PDP got six while the YPP got one.

The Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Prof Nnenna Nnannaya-Oti, declared Otti the winner on Wednesday evening, March 22, at the resumption of the final collation of governorship election results in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.“That Otti Alex Chioma of Labour Party having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared the winner of the election,” said Nnannaya-Oti, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

2023 Abia governorship election: Full results by parties;

A – 1,528
AA – 474
AAC – 298
ADC – 2,529
ADP – 601
APC – 24,091
APGA – 18,119
APM – 572
APP – 11,728
BP – 1,141
LP – 175,467
NNPP – 2,068
NRM – 472
PDP – 88,529
PRP – 168
SDP – 773
YPP – 28,972
ZLP – 1,011

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