On Wednesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the winner of the March 18th Governorship elections in Enugu State.
The results as announced by the commission shows that Peter Mba, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 160,895 votes, closely followed by Chijioke Edeoga of Labour Party who polled 157,552 votes.
Frank Nweke Jnr of All Progressives Grand Alliance (AGPA) came in at third with 17,983 vote and Nnaji Geoffrey Uchechukwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in fourth with 17,983 votes.
Prof. Maduebibisi Pfo Iwe, the Vice-Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, the Returning Officer of the Enugu Governorship election conducted on March 18th, 2023, declared the Mbah Peter of the PDP having certified the requirement of the law is hereby declared the winner and returned elected.
A total of 367,551 votes were casted, out of which 358,463 were valid votes and 9,088 votes were rejected.
INEC had suspended the collation of results for the governorship election in Enugu State to allow it review results from two outstanding local governments areas of Nsukka and Nkanu East.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will continue collation of results for the governorship election conducted in Enugu state on Saturday will continue at 5pm on Wednesday.
In the presidential election of 25th February, Peter Obi of the Labour Party secured 428,640 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, who scored 15,749 votes.
A total of 468, 891 votes were cast in the presidential election, out of which 456,424 votes were valid, while 12,467 votes were rejected.
Nnamdi Maduakor is a Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur