Okorocha declared Imo state governor-elect

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State: wins re-election

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State: wins re-election

Governor Rochas Okorocha has been declared winner of the governorship election in Imo state, east of Nigeria.

Okorocha, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), beat Emeka Ihedioha, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the supplementary election held Saturday. 

He polled 416,996 votes, while Ihedioha scored 320,705 votes.

The election was first held 11 April, but declared inconclusive. Okorocha then polled 385, 671 votes, while Ihedioha scored 306, 142 votes.

That gave a difference of 79, 529 votes between the highest scorer and the runner-up, and the number of cancelled votes was 144, 715. 

After the supplementary election, APC had 31,326 votes while PDP had 13,624.

The results announced early this morning by INEC showed that Okorocha led Ihedioha in 20 of the 23 local government areas where the supplementary polls took place in Imo State. Okorocha won in Nkwerre (APC 255, PDP 164), Oru west (APC 395, PDP 129), Okigwe (APC 603, PDP 76), Orlu (APC 687, PDP 179), Ihitte Uboma (APC 131, PDP 66), Nwangele (APC 271, PDP 55), Orsu (APC 471, PDP 218), Njaba (APC 1095, PDP 236), Obowo (APC 697, PDP 505), Ow. North (APC 674, PDP 620), Onuimo (APC 412, PDP 207), Ohaji/Egbema (APC 1210, PDP 996), Owerri West (APC 1342, PDP 793), Ehime Mbano (APC 604, PDP 393), Mbaitoli (APC 3997, PDP 2422), Oru East (APC 7154, PDP 1168), Ngor Okpala (APC 416, PDP 323), Isu (APC 2773, PDP 979), Isiala Mbano (APC 1415, PDP 1000), and Oguta (APC 5030, PDP 1378). 

Ihedioha won in three local governments, namely, Ezinihitte (APC 213, PDP 715) and Aboh Mbaise (APC 686, PDP 939), Ikeduru (APC 786, PDP 1022).

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