Breaking News: INEC Declares Hope Uzodinma of APC Winner Of 2023 Imo State Governorship Election
By Mahmood Olayinka Alaya
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hope Uzodimma, winner of last Saturday’s governorship election.
According to the INEC’s state collation and returning officer, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, Uzodimma got 540,308 votes.
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, came second with 71,503 votes.
Senator Athan Achonu of the Labour Party, LP, came third with a total of 64,081 votes.
The state Returning Officer for the election, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, said Hope Uzodimma, won in all the 27 Local Government Areas of the state.
Earlier, the state agent of the Labour Party, Callistus Ihejiagwa, was beaten and thrown out of the collation centre after he objected to the results announced by the LGA returning officers.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s state agent, Kissinger Ikeokwu, immediately left the collation centre.