Bye-Election: APC Wins Ngor-Okpala State Constituency in Imo

Bye-Election: APC Wins Ngor-Okpala State Constituency in Imo

  • The ruling All Progressives Congress in Imo has won the just concluded Ngor-Okpala state constituency election
  • Amajirionwu Blyden Okanni of the APC was declared the winner of the election by the returning officer
  • Ameh Dennis Akor, a professor of drama and critical theory from Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi state, was the returning officer of the election

Ngor-Okpala - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Amajirionwu Blyden Okanni of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the just-concluded state assembly by-election into the Ngor-Okpala constituency of Imo state.

Ameh Dennis Akor, a professor of drama and critical theory from Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi state, and returning officer, announced the results at Umuneke in the council headquarters of Ngor-Okpala local government area on Sunday morning, February 27.

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Hope Uzodimma
The Hope Uzodimma-led APC in Imo state has won the bye-election as announced by INEC. Photo credit: Hope New Media
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He said that the APC candidate polled 9 248 to defeat Jeff Nwachukwu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 7 071 votes.

INEC result sheet
The Ngor-Okpala State Constituency election results as announced by INEC. Photo credit: @mr_okokobioko
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He stated that the total registered voters across the 11 existing electoral wards in the area was 94,060, and the total number of accredited voters was 18 083.

He added that polling commenced as early as 8:30a.m and ended at about 2:30p.m, noting that all accredited voters with Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) were able to cast their votes.

According to him, the election results were published, displayed, and transmitted electronically using the form EC60E and EC8A through the INEC’s portal.

He further stated that the number of total votes cast was 17 862 and the total number of valid votes was 17 280 with rejected votes being 582.

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He commended the efforts of security agencies especially the commissioner of police in Imo state, CP Rabiu Hussaini, and all stakeholders who participated before, during, and after the elections for their maturity and understanding.

No fewer than eleven registered political parties participated in the election.

The parties included the PDP, APC, All Progressives Grand Alliance, African Democratic Congress, and Labour Party.

Others were the Young Progressives Party, Zenith Labour Party, National Rescue Movement, New Nigeria Peoples Party, Allied People’s Movement, Action Democratic Party, and the Social Democratic Party.

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Meanwhile, Governor Hope Uzodimma has assured stakeholders of the APC in Imo state of returning the ruling party back to the people.

Governor Uzodimma gave the assurance on Monday, February 21 during the meeting held at the state party secretariat in Owerri.

He said the gospel of the ruling party will be marketed based on his government’s actions and drawn from the accomplishments of its shared prosperity mandate.

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Governor Uzodimma had earlier declared that his government has succeeded in restoring democracy in Imo state.

The governor made the declaration during the 6th stakeholders meeting involving leaders drawn from across the state which was monitored by

According to Uzodimma, his government was founded on the democratic principles of open, transparent, accountable, and inclusive governance.


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