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The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared as the winner of the House of Representatives election conducted in Nwangele/Nkwerre/Isu/Njaba Federal Constituency of Imo State, The Eastern Updates reports.
The collation officer for the federal constituency, Prof Rosetta Okechukwu, on Friday, announced the results at the collation office at Nwangele Local Government Area.
He said Ugonna Ozurigbo scored 19, 971 votes, the Labour Party candidate got 9, 372 votes to come second while Harrison Nwadike of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 8, 991 votes to come third in the election.
The Eastern Updates reports that INEC had on February 27 declared the election inconclusive, saying that elections didn’t take place in parts of Njaba LGA.
But the PDP candidate challenged the electoral umpire’s decision to declare the election inconclusive.
Ozurigbo contended that his margin of votes of lead is higher than the number of Permanent Voters Cards collected in areas the election didn’t take place.
It was after the reviews of the contentious issues that INEC after two months declared the PDP candidate the winner of the election.
Shortly after his declaration, Ozurigbo said that the will of his people had prevailed.
He said that he was going back to the House of Representatives to improve the lots of his constituents.