The incumbent governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu has been re-elected for a second term in the concluded governorship election after winning 11 LGs out of the 17 LGs in the state.
After fulfulling the requirements of the law by scoring the highest number of 261,127 votes out of a total of 433,315 valid votes, he was declared winner by the INEC Returning Officer, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
He defeated the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr Uche Ogah who polled 99,574 votes an the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr Alex Otti who scored 64,366.
Both candidates of the APC and APGA have rejected the outcome of the election in a joint press conference, and have accused INEC of conniving with security agencies to change the result in favour of PDP.
Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed gratitude to the people of Abia for giving him another chance and vows to get back to work to finalize the projects he set in motion and fulfill all his campaign promises.
He further extended a hand of fellowship to the aggrieved opponents while commending INEC for conducting a peaceful and credible election in the state.