The Labour Party’s (LP) candidate, Alex Otti has been declared winner of the March 18 governorship election in Abia State.
He was declared the winner on Wednesday evening by the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Professor Nnenna Nnannaya-Oti.
Mr Otti scored 175,467 votes, with Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polling 88,529, and Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) receiving 28,972.
Before the announcement, Professor Nnannaya-Oti said she would do the will of the people and protect democratic values.
Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; Editing by Tony Okerafor