Alex Otti Declares Winner of Abia Governorship Election

The Labour Party (LP) gubernatorial candidate in , Dr Alex Otti has been declared governor-elect.

Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Prof Nnenna Nnannaya-Oti, on Wednesday declared Otti the winner of the March 18 governorship election in Abia State.

The declaration was made 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.

He scored 175,467, to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Okey Ahiwe and Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party (YPP), his closes contestants.

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.

Before the announcement, Nnannaya-Oti, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 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,” the INEC returning officer said.

She declared; “That Otti Alex Chioma of Labour Party having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared the winner of the election.”

Abia is the first state a Labour Party candidate will be winning in the 2023 gubernatorial elections.

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