Enugu Governor Ugwuanyi Wins Re-election Bid

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the incumbent governor of Enugu State has won his re-election bid.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Mr Ugwuanyi winner of the gubernatorial race that began on Saturday.

The governor sought re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Declaring him winner, the electoral body said Ugwuanyi 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 even though he had earlier boycotted the race.

The State Collation/Returning Officer for the governorship poll, Joseph Ahaneku, the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, made the announcement at the state capital.

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.