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JUST IN: LP Wins First Gov Election As INEC Declares Otti Abia Gov-Elect

By March 22 2023
ALEX Otti of the Labour Party (LP) has won the March 18 governorship election in Abia State. He trounced his opponents like Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party (YPP). 

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. Before the announcement, Nnannaya-Oti said she will do the right of the people and protect democratic values. 

“I shall stand squarely and unapologetically on these principles. The people’s votes and mandate shall stand. 

“The pastor and the mother in me will not permit me to do anything that will adversely affect the future of our children,” said Nnannaya-Oti, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. See results by parties: 

A 1528 AA 474 AAC 298 ADC 2529 ADP 601 APC 24091 APGA 18119 APM 572 APP 11728 BP 1141 LP 175467 NNPP 2068 NRM 472 PDP 88529 PRP 168 SDP 773 YPP 28972 ZLP 1011