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BREAKING: INEC Declares LP’s Alex Otti Winner of Abia poll

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Alex Otti, candidate of Labour Party (LP), has been declared the winner of the governorship poll in Abia.

Otti was declared the winner of the election on Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after the resumption of the collation of results.

This follows the conclusion of the collation of the outstanding results from Obingwa LGA in the state.

In total, Otti polled 175,467 to defeat Okey Ahiwe, his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 88,529 votes.

On Monday, the electoral body suspended the collation of results in Abia after thugs invaded its office in Obingwa LGA.

Read Also: INEC Suspends Collation Of Results In Abia, Enugu

The assailants held the INEC officials hostage before they were released, prompting the electoral commission to call for a review of the process.

At the time collation was halted, Otti was reportedly in the lead after garnering over 80,000 votes.

The victory is the first for the LP in the March 18 governorship election across the federation.

The party had won in all the five south-east states — Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, and Ebonyi — in the presidential election.

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