On Friday, the state capital of Owerri witnessed the presentation of the certificate of return to the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, who emerged victorious in the governorship election held last Saturday.
The governor praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for “organising the most free, fair, and peaceful election in the history of Imo State” in his speech.
Prof. Abayomi Fashina, the state returning officer and vice chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, announced Uzodimma’s re-election on Sunday morning around 10 a.m. after more than eight hours of collating the results from the local government areas (LGAs).
Uzodimma won in all 27 LGAs in the state, leaving behind Samuel Anyanwu of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Nneji Achonu of the Labour Party, Jack Ogunewe of the Action Alliance, and 14 other contenders.
The APC candidate secured 540,308 votes to beat his nearest challengers, the PDP’s Anyanwu, who got 71,503 votes, and the LP’s Achonu, who had 64,081 votes.