Just in: Labour Party’s Alex Otti wins Abia guber poll
By Mukhtar Tijjani
After days of political logjam and anxiety, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday declared the candidate the winner of the March 18 governorship poll in Abia State.
Otti polled a total of 277,467 votes, defeating his closest rival, Chief Okey Ahiwe of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 88,529 votes.
Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young People’s Party, YPP, came in third with 28,972 votes.
The returning officer and vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, Professor Nnenna Oti, subsequently declared Otti the governor-elect, having polled the highest number of votes and satisfying all necessary conditions.