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INEC declares Uzodinma winner of Imo governorship contest



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday morning declared incumbent governor, Hope Uzodinma as winner of the Imo State governorship election held on Saturday.

The INEC Returning Officer for the state, Prof Abayomi Fashina, announced Uzodimma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner having secured 540,308 votes.

Hope Uzodimma, the governor of Imo State, has been declared the victor of the state governorship election that took place on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

In the results declared at INEC’s state collation centre in Owerri, the state capital, by Fasina, the state returning officer for the election and vice-chancellor of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Izodinma trounced PDP’s Samuel Anyanwu, Labour Party (LP)’s Nneji Achonu, Jack Ogunewe of the Action Alliance (AA), and 14 other opponents.

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PDP’s Anyanwu, scored 71,503 votes and LP’s Achonu got 64,081 votes.

Anthony Ejiogu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance garnered 6,392 votes to come fourth and Jack Ogunewe of the Action Alliance came fifth with 5,756 votes.

The state’s Returning Officer said, “I, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, I was the Returning officer for the Imo state governorship election held on November 11, 2023. That the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Good Hope Uzodimma, having scored the highest number of votes and satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner of the election and returned elected.”

The results announced by INEC showed that Uzodimma swept all the 27 Local Government Areas of the state.

With this result, Uzodimma will be sworn – in for a second term in office on January 14, 2024.

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