Governor Hope Uzodimma has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.
The state Returning Officer, Prof Abayomi Fashina, declared Uzodimma re-elected on Sunday morning at about 10 am after over eight hours of collation of local government results.
Fashina who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, declared “That you Hope Uzodimma of APC having satisfied the law is hereby returned elected.”
Uzodimma was first declared as Imo State governor by the Supreme Court in January 2020 after the nullification of the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Osun Defender had reported that
Uzodimma cleared all the 27 local government areas in the state.
Uzodimma defeated PDP’s Samuel Anyanwu, Labour Party (LP)’s Nneji Achonu, Jack Ogunewe of the Action Alliance (AA), and 14 other opponents.
The APC candidate polled 540, 308 votes to defeat his closest rivals, PDP’s Anyanwu, who scored 71,503 votes and LP’s Achonu who got 64,081.
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