BREAKING: Alex Otti about to be declared Abia gov-elect
By Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Ikengaonline can authoritatively report that the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, is about to be declared the winner of the March 18 governorship poll.
This is following the conclusion of collation of results this evening as the controversial Obingwa result has finally been declared.
Collation Officer, Chimaroke Onyebuchi who declared the result said Obingwa had a total of 157,390 registered voters.
He gave the number of accredited voters as 27,664.
According to him, the total number of valid votes was 20,000 while 510 votes were invalid.
The total votes cast was 20,510.
According to him, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Okey Ahiwe
PDP – 9,962
YPP – 3,101
With this, the speculation that Obingwa gave PDP 108,000 votes has been laid to rest.
Meanwhile, the stage is now set for Dr Alex Otti of Labour Party who has maintained a comfortable lead to be declared winner of the contest having polled the highest number of votes.
The Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, Professor Nnenna Oti, is computing the results for the final declaration.