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BREAKING: INEC Declares LP’s Alex Otti Abia Governor-elect



Abia State Governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Labour Party (LP) Governorship Candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, as Governor-elect of Abia State.

INEC made the declaration of Otti as winner of last Saturday’s election in the state on Wednesday evening, March 22, 2023

Otti scored a total of 175,467 votes, beating his main challenger, Chief Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who won a total of 88,529 votes.


Otti was declared winner by the Presiding Officer and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Professor Nnenna Oti, following the collation of the result of the election in Obingwa Local Government Area.

The collation of the results had been suspended on Monday by INEC following controversy arising from the invasion of INEC’s office in Obingwa by thugs on Sunday.

As at the time of the suspension, Otti had won a total of 10 out of the 16 local government area results declared by INEC. He had polled a total of 171,747 votes while Ahiwe scored a total of 79,477 votes after winning five LGAs.


Young Progressive Party (YPP) polled 8,839 to win Osisioma LGA the home of its governorship candidate, Enyinnaya Nwafor, according to News Express report.

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