INEC Declares Ugwuanyi Winner of Enugu Governorship ElectionFeatured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Sunday, March 10th, 2019
From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Enugu state gubernatorial election held in the state on Saturday.
He polled a total of 449,935 votes to defeat the All Progressive Congress (APC,) which scored 10,423, votes, despite boycotting the exercise.
Our correspondent who was at the INEC collation centre to cover the declaration of the result , reports that Unlike other political parties, no name was mentioned as candidate of the APC in the election.
The ruling PDP in the state won all the 17 local government areas of the state with a wide margin to secure his 2nd term in office.
Announcing the result Sunday at the independent National electoral commission INEC collation centre for the 2019 gubernatorial election, the state returning officer for the election, Professor Joseph Ahanekwu, said haven’t scored the highest number of valid votes cast in the election, Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi of the PDP, is hereby, “declared winner of the governorship election conducted on 9th, March, 2019.
African Examiner reports that a total of 42 political parties participated in the election, which was boycotted by the gubernatorial candidate of the All progressive congress APC, Senator Ayogu Eze, and his supporters, over the non inclusion of his name on the final lists of governorship candidates by the independent National electoral commission INEC.
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