…..Alex Otti has been declared Abia Governor-elect by INEC.
Alex Otti of the Labour Party Candidate, has won the March 18 governorship election in Abia State, south-east Nigeria.
This online news platform understands that Alex Otti trounced his opponents; Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party (YPP).
Professor Nnenna Nnannaya-Oti, the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state,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.
The last time the LP produced a governor in the last 20 years was when Olusegun Mimiko was elected Ondo State governor from February 2009 to February 2017.
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Newslensng gathered that before the announcement of the Abia State governorship election results, 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.
BREAKING: INEC Declares Labour Party Candidate, Alex Otti Abia Governor-elect
Abia Governor-elect, Alex Otti.
Final Abia Governorship election results by parties as Alex Otti wins
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
SDP – 773
YPP – 28972
ZLP – 1011.