OKorocha’s candidate loses as INEC declares Ihedioha Imo governor-elect

A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Imo State governorship election, Emeka Ihedioha has been decalared winner by INEC.

Professor Francis Otunta, the state Returning Officer, declared Emedioha winner of the election, saying he polled 273,404 votes to beat his closest rival, Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance, the anointed candidate and son-in-law of outgoing Governor Rochas Okorocha who polled 190,364.

Senator Ifeanyi Ararume of the All Progressives Congress Grand Alliance (APGA) came third after polling 114,676 votes.

Also in th race, Senator Hope Uzodimma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ended up in a distant fourth.