👤 Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have officially been declared the winner of the Governorship election in Imo State.
The result showed that Emeka Ihedioha scored 276, 404 to defeat his closest rival.
Honourable Ihedioha a former deputy speaker of the house of representatives who defeated Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of Rochas Okoracha and the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Hope Uzodinma promises to “rebuild” the state.
Mr Nwosu of the Action Alliance has already accepted defeat. In a statement seen by DENISAURUS News, the runner up of the election in Imo offered to work closely with the winner. He said “Imo will be rebuilt.”
Governor Okorocha, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, openly campaigned for Mr Nwosu, despite being on different parties, causing his suspension from the ruling party.
Like the outgoing Governor of Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun, who also supported an opposition candidate against his party, Governor Okorocha was elected a Senator on the platform of the APC.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Imo States said that he was put under duress and made to declare Governor Okorocha. The Independent National Electoral Commission might not recognise the South East Governor as a lawmaker.
Sources in the APC also say that there is a chance both men could be expelled totally from the party, following huge complaint from members.