Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, won his re-election with a landslide victory. According to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Returning Officer, Abayomi Fasina, Uzodimma won all the 27 local councils of the state. He polled 540,308 votes to floor Senator Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 71,503 votes and Senator Athan Achonu of the Labour Party, LP, who polled 64,081 votes.
Uzodimma’s victory elicited complaints from the PDP and LP candidates, who called for the cancellation of the result.
Ododo wins in Kogi
In Kogi, the APC Governorship Candidate, Alhaji Usman Ododo, coasting home to victory with 446,237 votes after the results of three remaining LGAs were released, last night. He was in massive lead in results from 18 of the state’s 21 LGAs released so far. He won 11 LGAs and garnered 417,166 votes, while his trailing Social Democratic Party, SDP, opponent, Murtala Ajaka won in six and polled 208,503 votes. The PDP Standard bearer, Senator Dino Melaye was yet to win any LGA and scored 41,925 votes. The African Democratic Congress, ADC Candidate, Leke Abejide, won one LGA.
The LGAs where election results had been collated and declared were Adavi, Ajaokuta, Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Idah, Ijumu, Kabba-Bunu, Kogi, Mopamuro, Ofu, Okehi, Okene, Olamaboro, Omala, Yagba East and Yagba West, and the results from only one ward in Ogori Magongo LGA was received and announced.
The 11 LGAs the APC candidate won so far are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Bassa, Ijumu, Kabba-Bunu, Kogi, Mopamuro, Ogori Magongo, Okehi, Okene, and Yagba West.
The SDP candidate won in Ankpa, Idah, Dekina, Ofu, Olamaboro and Omala LGAs, with ADC candidate winning one LGA – Yagba East
After outstanding results from Ibaji, Lokoja and Igalamela-Odolu LGAs were released, Ododo jumped into an unassailable victory beating Ajaka(239,052 votes), melaye (46,237 votes) and Abejide (21819 votes.
Melaye quickly kicked against the results from three LGAs of Okene, okehi among others.
PDP maintains lead, wins 5 LGAs, APC wins 1 in Bayelsa
In Bayelsa, Governor Douye Diri, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the PDP was coasting to victory at press time after clinching five of the six LGAs so far announced by the INEC while Chief Timipre Sylva of the APC won in one LGA,Nembe.
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