Abia 2023 Guber: Otti’s LP Clearly Leading with wide range of 10 LGAs Result in Abia State
*Results from Obingwa to be thoroughly reviewed
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Collation centre for the Governorship election in Abia State, on Sunday, collated
Ten (10) of seventeen (17) local government areas of the state.
The results from the available LGs were announced by the electoral Officers of the various local governments and presented to the Returning Officer, the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Professor Nnenna Otti.
Out of the eighteen (18) political parties that participated in the Governorship election in the state, the results of the two leading parties, Labour Party (LP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are as follows;
Ukwa East – LP 2273, PDP 2329
Umunneochi- LP 5940, PDP 3198
Ukwa West- LP 2833, PDP 4622
Bende – LP 9886, PDP 3410
Isialangwa North – LP 7323, PDP 21741
Isialangwa South -LP 7589, PDP 9093
Arochukwu – LP 12689, PDP 1280
Isuikwuato – LP 8228, PDP 2204
Ikwuano – LP 7054, PDP 2427
Ugwunagbo – LP 2153, PDP 2538
Total number of votes so far polled by the Labour Party is 65968 while the total number of votes polled by the Peoples Democratic Party is 52842.
However, the Returning Officer, Professor Nnenna Otti, has adjourned the collation of Governorship Election Results in Abia State till tomorrow Monday, March 20, 2023 at 10am.
This, she said is because other local government results are not ready yet.
Earlier, on the invasion of INEC’s Obingwa Local Government Area office in Abia State by thugs, during the collation of results for the Governorship and State Assembly elections, INEC National Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
said the results from the area would be thoroughly reviewed.
He said; “In contention was the collated result from the Registration Areas for the Governorship election in that Local Government Area. The intention was to force the collation of these contentious results. The behaviour of these thugs is unacceptable and there will be a thorough review of the results.
“The Commission does not take the patience of citizens for granted and will continue to take steps to protect the integrity of the vote and consolidate the progress made so far in the electoral process”.
Meanwhile, Famousreporters.com gathered that the following Local Governments Areas are yet to present their Governorship results: Aba North, Aba South, Obingwa, Ohafia, Osisioma, Umuahia North and Umuahia South.