Amajironwu Blyden Okanni of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the Ngor Okpala State Constituency by-election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Ngor Okpala by-election result was announced by INEC Returning Officer, Professor Ameh Dennis Akor of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi state.
He made the announcement at the Council Headquarters of Ngor-Okpala LGA in Umuneke on Sunday morning.
According to Prof Akor, the APC polled 9,248 to defeat Jeff Nwachukwu of the PDP, who polled 7,071 votes.
He said, “the total registered voters across the 11 existing electoral wards in the area was 94,060, and the total number of accredited voters was 18,083”.
In addition, Prof. Akor said the election results were published, displayed and transmitted electronically using form EC60E and EC8A through INEC’s portal.
The defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party may have put to rest lingering popularity contest in Imo State and consolidated the position of the APC as the Party of choice of Imo people.
The victory of the APC is also viewed as a vote of confidence on the Shared Prosperity mandate, leadership and government of Sen. Hope Uzodimma, the Governor of Imo State.