The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the governorship election held in Imo State.
Before now, the All Progressive Congress (APC) was piloting the affairs of the state under the leadership of the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Emeka Ihedioha, the candidate of the PDP emerged victorious with 273,404 votes after the collation of result at the state capital, Owerri, late Monday evening in a contest that had over 70 participants.
His closest rival and candidate of the Action Alliance, Uche Nwosu, with the backing of Mr Okorocha, his father-in-law, polled a total of 190,364 to come second while the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ifeanyi Ararume came third with 114, 676 votes.
The ruling party in the state and its candidate, Senator Hope Uzodimma, polled 96,458 votes to clinch the fourth position.
This was announced by the state’s returning officer and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Umundike, Abia State, Francis Atunta.
Mr Atunta, gave the total registered voters across the state’s 27 local government areas as 2,221,008 and the total accredited voters as 823,743.
He said a total of 25,130 votes were cancelled across the state with total valid votes as 714,355 while the total votes cast is 739,485.