The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, has emerged the Imo State governor-elect.
He polled 273,404 votes to defeat 69 other candidates including his closest rival, Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance who scored 190,364 votes.
Announcing the results at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Owerri at exactly 10.08 pm on Monday, the state returning officer, Prof. Francis Otunta, said the All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, polled 114,676 followed by the All Progressives Congress candidate, Senator Hope Uzodimma, who scored 96,458 votes.
The Accord Party candidate, Ikedi Ohakim secured 6,864 votes.
He said, “We have been working since Saturday to elect a credible governor for Imo State. The total registered voters is 2,221,008; Accredited voters is 823,743.
“The total votes cast is 714,35; rejected votes 25,130; total valid votes is 739,485.”
Declaring Ihedioha the winner of the polls, the returning officer said, “I, Francis Otunta, hereby certify that I am the returning officer for the Imo state elections. That the election was contested and the candidates received the following votes.
According to the new elected Imo state new elected governor cousin brother “Ezeugomoh” The CEO, New Monument Concept who is also one of imo state multi talented singer, reacted to the outcome of the gubernatorial election in Imo state with massive post on the social media
According to the The CEO, New Monument Concept, Ezeugomoh , congratulations are in order to the new governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha as Imo has been liberated.
Wrote on the Twitter: “I Don’t want any position in my state government, I just want to be (Nwanne Governor)”
According to an interview asking him why he did all his things alone during the campaign, he said:
“Why I did a one man campaign with my own social media platform is because he is my brother he doesn’t need to beg for it or even pay for it, I don’t need to attend to his meetings because I’m not an outsider I started supporting him with my little money since I know him and I’m happy he made me proud in 2019 governorship election being his brother is enough for me let other Zone enjoy his Government I’m son of the soil and I want the best for my state “IMO State”