Sunday, 10 March 2019

PDP’s Governor Ugwuanyi wins Enugu governorship election with over 95% of the votes

The electoral commission, INEC, has declared Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the PDP winner of the governorship election in Enugu State.

Declaring Ugwuanyi winner of contest, the State Collation/Returning Officer for the governorship poll, Joseph Ahaneku, the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, stated that the governor won in all the 17 local government areas and polled 449,935 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the APC, Ayogu Eze, who scored 10,423 votes.

Eze had announced a boycott of the election after requesting a postponement that INEC rejected.

Ugwuanyi won the election with 95.54 per cent of valid votes cast, while the APC candidate polled 2.21 per cent.

Ahaneku disclosed that reports from the local government collation officers in the 17 LGAs showed that the exercise was peaceful, free, fair and devoid of violence, adding that it was conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the Electoral Act and INEC rules and regulations.

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