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Gov poll: LP’s Alex Otti declared winner in Abia

Alex Otti

Alex Otti

The Labour Party candidate, Alex Otti, has been declared the winner of the Abia State governorship election, following the declaration of results, of the most controversial Obingwa Local Government Area of the State on Wednesday.

After the collation of the outstanding results of the election, the Peoples Democratic Party scored 9,962 votes, and the Labour Party, 3,776 votes in the long-awaited result.

Meanwhile, the LP won 10 LGAs, the PDP won six LGAs, and the Young Peoples Party in one LG, earlier.

However, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Chief Alex Otti, was, consequently declared the winner of the 2023 governorship election in the state, after scoring the highest number of votes of 175,466 to defeat his PDP counterpart, who polled 88,526 votes to retain second.

The Returning Officer, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Prof. Nnenna Oti, declared the LP candidate the winner at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Umuahia, the state capital, Wednesday afternoon, after completing the collation of suspended results.

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