Gov- elect Alex Otti

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Wednesday, declared Dr Alex Otti, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), winner of the March 18 governorship election in Abia state.

The declaration coming four days after the conduct of the governorship election shows that the Labour Party has now recorded its first governorship win in the country.

Announcing the results of the election for which collation was halted on Monday, the INEC Returning Officer for the Governorship election in Abia State, Prof. Nnena Oti said that before the end of the collation on Wednesday evening, the result from Obingwa Local Government Area was added to the collation by the returning officer of the LGA.

Prof Oti announced that the Labour Party candidate, Dr. Alex Otti polled a total of 175,467 votes to beat his closest rival, Mr. Okey Ahiwe of the PDP who recorded 88,529 votes and was followed by Ikechi Emenike of the APC who polled 24,091 votes.

Accordingly, Prof. Oti declared Dr. Alex Otti is duly returned as the Governor-elect of Abia State having won the highest number of votes cast.

Source: forefront

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