INEC Declares Ihedioha Winner In Imo - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Monday, March 11, 2019

INEC Declares Ihedioha Winner In Imo


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has been declared winner of the last Saturday governorship election in Imo State.

Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker; House of Representatives was declared  Governor-elect by the Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Francis Ogbonnaya Otunta at 11:57 pm.

In declaring him winner, Otunta said Ihedioha polled  273,404 votes.

He defeated his closest rival, Uche Nwosu, of the Action Alliance (AA) and son-in-law of Governor Rochas Okorocha,  who garnered 190,364 votes.

Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made the distant third position with 96,458 votes. 

Uzodinma and Nwosu were both members of APC until the battle for the governorship ticket, pulled them apart.

And either of the two could have won, had the once united APC house not splintered as the simple arithmetic showed that the number of votes jointly polled by Uzodinma and Nwosu is higher than that of  Ihedioha.

- The Daily Crucible

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