- Labor party agent was beaten and thrown out of the venue for raising objections to the results being announced by the Returning Officers from the local government areas
In Saturday’s governorship election in Imo State, Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged victorious in each of Imo State’s 27 local government areas.
With 71,503 votes, Samuel Anyanwu, the candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, trailed far behind the governor with 540,308 votes.
With 64,081 votes, Athan Achonu, the candidate for the Labour Party, finished third.In the state capital of Owerri, the results collation process began on Sunday at around two in the morning.
Eighteen parties fielded candidates in the election but Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress won in all 27 local government areas in the state, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The State Returning Officer for the election, Prof Abayomi Fasina, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state, later announced an hour break to enable the computation of the final results.
The winner of the election will subsequently be officially declared.
Earlier at the collation centre, the state agent for the Labour Party, Callistus Ihejiagwa, was beaten and thrown out of the venue for raising objections to the results being announced by the Returning Officers from the local government areas.
Following the assault, the agent of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Kissinger Ikeokwu, left the venue.The candidates of the PDP and the Labour Party on Saturday night called for the cancellaton of the election after alleging rigging by the APC with the support of INEC and security agents.