The former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has been officially declared winner of the Imo State governorship election held on March 9th 2019.
The state returning officer, for the Saturday’s governorship election in Imo state, Mr. Francis Chukwuemeka Otonta, Monday announced the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Emeka Ihedioha, winner of the governorship election. The declaration was made in INEC, office along Portharcourt road at about 11:40am when Otonta announced the votes earned by the various political parties across the 27 local government areas.
According to the state Returning Officer, while giving the summary of the exercise as it happened in the 27 local government areas in the state, said that Ihedioha of the PDP, won the election with the total votes of 273,404 to topped other candidates in the race. He said the number of registered was voters 222,1008 and accredited voters 823,743. The total votes cast; 714,355, rejected votes; 251,30; and then the total votes according to Otonta, was 739,485. Re-election: Okowa dedicates victory to God In Otonta’s record, other governorship candidates, the Action Action, AA, Uche Nwosu, got 190,364, Ifeanyi Araraume of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, 114,676; Accord Party, AP, Ikedi Ohakim, polled 6,846.