Breaking News Alex Otti Set To Emerge As Abia Governor, Leads PDP wiith 93,000 Votes
Mr Otti, the Labour Party governorship candidate in Abia State, is leading the ballot by 93,618 votes, while the results from the only remaining local government area is being awaited.
The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Abia State, Alex Otti, is leading after collation of results of Saturday’s governorship election from 16 of 17 local government areas of the state.
Nupeflaver had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suspended collation of the governorship election result from Obingwa Local Government Area of the state over alleged attack and invasion of its office in the council area by suspected thugs.
Based on the results announced so far, the race for the governorship in the state is between the LP and the PDP, the ruling party in the state.
However, Mr Otti of the LP is leading by a wide margin after winning 10 of the 16 local government areas so far announced by the State Returning Officer, Nnenna Oti.
His closest challenger and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okey Ahiwe, won in five local government areas, while the Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate in the election, Enyinnaya Nwafor, won in one local government area.
After the collation of results in the 16 council areas, Mr Otti is leading with 172,246 votes while Mr Ahiwe of the PDP polled a total 78,628 votes to come a distant second.