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Okorocha, Ikpeazu, Ishaku win in Imo, Abia, Taraba

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chief Rochas Okorocha has been declared winner of the governorship election in Imo Sttate by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)..

Okorocha scored 416,996 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, who polled 320,705 votes. Okorocha was declared winner by the state returning officer, Prof Ibidapo Obe, who is Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Ikwo, Ebonyi State.

. IINEC has also declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okezie Ikpeazu, the winner of the Abia State governorship election.

Ikpeazu polled 264,713 to defeat the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Alex Otti, who polled 180,882 votes.

The result was declared in the early hours of Sunday after the supplementary election on Saturday.

Election was held in all the areas earlier listed by INEC for the re-run election except in Umunneochi Local Government Area.

INEC had erroneously scheduled election there, which was not supposed to take place in the first instance because the Form, EC40G, was not filled which indicated that there was no problem in the area.

In Taraba State, as results of the supplementary election continued to trickle in, the governorship candidate of the PDP, Darius Ishaku, was steadily consolidating his lead in the April 11 gubernatorial election, which was declared inconclusive by INEC.

Going into Saturday’s supplementary election, which was conducted in 218 polling units, Ishaku was ahead of his main challenger, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan of APC by 54, 812 votes. This might have ended Alhasan’s bid to become the first elected female governor in Nigeria.