June 19, 2024

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has lost the Abia South senatorial district election.

He lost to the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.

Abaribe polled a total of 49,693 votes to defeat his closest rivals and the candidate of the Labour Party Mr Chinedu Onyeizu, who got 43,903 votes while Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party polled 28,422 votes.

The returning officer for the election Prof. Georgina Ugwuanyi, declared Abaribe the winner of the election in Aba on Tuesday.

This is coming a few hours after the election was declared inconclusive by the returning officer citing a substantial number of polling units, totalling 108 votes which had issues requiring a rescheduled election.

Ugwuanyi, said that she had to return to declare results for the election because she was asked by the INEC office in Abuja to announce winners in the election.

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