INEC Declares LP’s Alex Otti Winner Abia Governorship Election

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Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP) has been declared winner of March 18 governorship election in Abia State.

He defeated his opponents like Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party (YPP).

Otti scored 175,467, Ahiwe polled 88,529 while Nwafor got 28,972. The LP 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 at the resumption of the final collation of governorship election results in Umuahia, the Abia State capital over 48 hours after INEC suspended the exercise in the South-East state.

“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.

Otti won at his third attempt. He was the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 and 2019 elections.

See results by parties in Abia gov election:
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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