Posted by Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia | 26 April 2015 | 4,158 times
Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared the winner of the Abia governorship election concluded early this morning, after a supplementary poll.
Ikpeazu polled a total of 264,713 votes to beat his closest rival, Dr Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) who got 180,882 votes. The margin of defeat is 83,827 votes.
While declaring Ikpeazu as the winner, the Returning Officer, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, said that the PDP candidate got majority of the votes and satisfied all requirements of the law.
“We can see that Okezie Victor Ikpeazu of PDP, having satisfied requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” Ozumba said.
As soon as the result was announced at about 5am, many residents of Umuahia poured into the streets in wild jubilation, lighting up the sky with fireworks, amidst singing and dancing.
•Photo shows Ikpeazu.
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