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PDP’s Mbah Declared Winner Of Controversial Enugu Guber Polls

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Barr. Peter Mbah who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was early this morning declared winner of the governorship election in Enugu State.

Mbah’s declaration came after days of controversy over the results from Nkanu East Local Government Area.

According to the Returning Officer, Prof. Maduebibisi Iwe, collation was taken over by the INEC national headquarters in Abuja after those of them in Enugu could not have a common ground.

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He stated that after a review of the process, the votes for the PDP was reduced from 30, 350 to 16, 956.

LP now has 157, 552, while PDP polled 160, 895 votes to emerge winner, Iwe said.

Frank Nweke of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, came third with 17, 983 votes.

He then declared the PDP candidate, Mbah as the Enugu State governor-elect.

In a related development, INECyesterday declared the governorship candidate of Labour Party in Abia State, Alex Otti, as the winner of last Saturday’s governorship poll in the state.

The declaration of the poll results came after days of tension and protests in the state, following suspension of results collation by INEC.

But INEC, on Wednesday, declared that Otti polled 175,5467 votes to defeat his closest rival, Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 88,529 votes.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Nnenna Oti, therefore returned him as the winner.

following Otti’s victory, his party and supporters went wild with jubilation.

Our correspondent reports that some youths removed off their shirts, waving party’s flag and dancing along the streets of Umuahia the state capital and Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state.

The carnival-like jubilation led to gridlock throughout the metropolis.

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