Abia: Sure But Delayed Victory For PDPLatest News, News, News From The State, Nigeria 2015 Election, Politics Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
By Enyinnaya Appolos – As I write, am in high spirit, basking in the euphoria of a sure, but delayed victory of Okezie Ikpeazu Ph.D, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against Alex Otti of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 governorship election in Abia State.
Against all odds and to the chagrin of many, Dr. Ikpeazu on December 8, 2014, emerged the candidate of the PDP, dusting very powerful and deep-pocket aspirants. He was never given a chance, but like he always sung, that it is the grace of God that is propelling him, pulled the stunt.
For many of us in the Okezuo Abia team, from the very beginning of the struggle, we envisaged a conspiracy, not against Ikpeazu as a person, but against the Ngwa people and many other common people of Abia State.
It is not news by now that the governorship election in Abia was declared inconclusive on the grounds of cancelation of some polling units in some LGAs in the state. The affected polling unites are in Osisioma, Ugwunagbo, Aba North, Aba South, Isialangwa South, Isialangwa North, Umuahia North, Umuahia south, Ohafia Arochukwu and Umunneochi.
Please note that election was not canceled in the entire aforementioned LGAs, but in some polling units in the areas.
Before the election was declared inconclusive, the electoral officers has accepted results from the 17 LGAs of the state. And from the results accept by INEC, Dr. Ikpeazu of the PDP pulled defeated Alex Otti of APGA with 83,053 votes, haven recorded 248,459 votes, while Otti has 165,406 votes.
According to the electoral act, where the total number of canceled votes is greater that the margin of the winner against the loser, the electoral body will organize an election in the affected polling units.
In this case, a total number of 177,000 votes were canceled in some polling united in the aforementioned LGAs. 177,000 canceled votes is greater than 83,053 votes which Ikpeazu is defeating Otti with.
Dr. Ikpeazu and the PDP is ready for the election in the canceled inits any dates INEC fixes it. And we are confident of wining again.
Below is the results already accepted by INEC from the 17 LGAs in Abia.
Isialangwa south: PDP = 7133
Apga = 5686
Arochukwu: PDP = 3032
Bende : PDP= 5164
Aba north: PDP= 6000
Isialangwa north: PDP=19798
Ugwunagbo: PDP= 17788
Osisioma : PDP= 42122
Ukwa east : PDP=4261
Ukwa west: PDP=9154
Umuahia north: pdp=18215
Umuahia south: PDP – 4,580
APGA – 5,973
Obingwa: PDP =82, 240
Ikwuano: Ikwuano. PDP= 2465
Aba south: PDP= 4871
Ohafia: PDP= 11,729
Total for PDP= 248,459
Total for APGA= 165,406
This is a sure, but delayed victory. Okezuo Abia…together we can…it will surely end in praise.
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