The electoral commission, INEC, has declared Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi the winner of the governorship election in Enugu State.
Declaring Mr Ugwuanyi winner of the Enugu State gubernatorial contest, the State Collation/Returning Officer for the governorship poll, Joseph Ahaneku, the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, stated that the governor, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in all the 17 local government areas and polled 449,935 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ayogu Eze, who scored 10,423 votes.
Mr Eze had announced a boycott of the election after requesting a postponement that INEC rejected.
Mr Ugwuanyi won the election with 95.54 per cent of valid votes cast, while the APC candidate polled 2.21 per cent.
Mr Ahaneku disclosed that reports from the local government collation officers in the 17 LGAs showed that the exercise was peaceful, free, fair and devoid of violence, adding that it was conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the Electoral Act and INEC rules and regulations.
Invoking the powers conferred on him, Mr Ahaneku declared the full election result details as follows:
1. Enugu South
2. Aninri LGA
3. Awgu LGA
4. Ezeagu LGA
6. Nkanu West
9 Oji River
12. Igbo-Eze North
13. Enugu North
14. Enugu East
15. Igbo-Eze South
16. Nkanu East
Total votes scored:
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