Francis Nwifuru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the Ebonyi governorship election.
The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) made the announcement Monday afternoon from outcomes of votes from the 13 LGAs within the state.
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Asserting the consequence Charles Igwe, the returning officer, mentioned Nwifuru obtained 199, 131 votes, adopted by Ifeanyi Odii of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) who obtained 80, 191 votes.
Bernard Odoh, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), got here a distant third with 52, 189.
The whole variety of legitimate votes forged within the election was 342, 554, whereas 7, 387 had been rejected, placing the entire votes forged at 349, 941.
Nwifuru is the speaker of the Ebonyi State meeting. By Might 29, swearing in day, Nwifuru will exchange Dave Umahi, the outgoing governor of the south-east state.
In his acceptance speech, the governor-elect mentioned the election displays the needs of the folks, including that his “unalloyed loyalty” will likely be devoted to the will of the those who elected him into workplace.