BREAKING: Winner Emerges as INEC Collates Results of Obingwa LGA in Abia State

BREAKING: Winner Emerges as INEC Collates Results of Obingwa LGA in Abia State

  • The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the last LGA declared by INEC at the resumption of the collation of the Abia state governorship election results on Wednesday, March 22
  • Okey Ahiwe, the candidate of the PDP in the March 18 election polled 9962 votes to win the Obingwa local government area
  • Ahiwe's closest rival in the LGA was the candidate of the Labour Party, Alex Otti, who garnered 3776 votes.

Umuahia, Abia state - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally collated the result of the Obingwa local government area in the Abia state governorship election.

Recall that INEC spokesman Festus Okoye announced the suspension of the collation of results on Monday, March 20.

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INEC Chairman (Centre), Mahmood Yakubu, speaking at the Situation Centre/National Collation Centre. Photo credit: Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto
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He said the suspension was due to the invasion of the INEC office in the Obingwa local government area on Sunday, March 19.

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The result of the LGA was finally announced at the resumption of the collation in Umuahia on Wednesday, March 22:

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See the result below:

Obingwa LGA - 11 RA wards

Registered 157390

Accredited 27664

APC 721

APGA 1445

LP 3776

PDP 9962

Valid votes 20000

Rejected votes 510

Total votes 20510

With the result of the last local government finally collated and announced, the electoral commission will soon declare the official winner of the poll.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi frowned at what he described as the continuous delay in releasing the governorship results of Abia and Enugu states.

In a statement issued and signed on Tuesday, March 21, Obi charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release the results immediately.

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Lagos gubernatorial election: Labour Party makes fresh move for intervention

In another report, the Lagos state chapter of the Labour Party (LP) called on the European Union (EU) and other members of the international community to intervene in the outcome of the 2023 gubernatorial and state parliament election in the state.

The state's party chairman, Dayo Ekong, made the call on Tuesday, March 22, in Ikeja, the Lagos state capital.

Ekong said the governorship and state House of Assembly polls in Lagos was disrupted with violence, voter inducement, voter suppression and other electoral ills.


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