Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, emerges as the winner in the state governorship election held on Saturday, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Prof. Abayomi Fasina, the state Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, announced the results on Sunday morning at INEC’s state collation centre in Owerri, the state capital.
He declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the election winner with 540,308 votes, while Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party secured a distant second with a total of 71,503 votes.
Athan Achonu of the Labour Party secured 64,081 votes to claim the third spot in the election.
Anthony Ejiogu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance secured 6,392 votes, positioning fourth, and Jack Ogunewe of the Action Alliance secured 5,756 votes, securing the fifth position.
The state’s Returning Officer said, “I, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, I was the Returning officer for the Imo state governorship election held on November 11, 2023. That the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Good Hope Uzodinma, having scored the highest number of votes and satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner of the election and returned elected.”
The results announced by INEC showed that Uzodimma swept all the 27 Local Government Areas of the state. With this result, Uzodimma will be sworn – in for a second term in office on January 14, 2024.
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