The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Alex Otti of the Labour Party, LP, winner of the Abia state governorship election.
Otti polled a total of 175, 467 votes defeat his closest rival, Chief Okey Ahiwe of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party who scored 88,529 votes.
Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party, YPP, came third with 28,972 votes.
Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, Professor Nnenna Oti, subsequently declared Otti the Governor-elect having polled the highest number of votes and satisfied all necessary conditions.
Recall that collation of the election result was earlier suspended over violence, but was resumed around 4 PM today after INEC concluded the review of the exercise in the state.
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