Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has congratulated supporters following his re-election.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate was proclaimed the victor of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday.
“My good people of Imo State, I am humbled and honored by your overwhelming support in yesterday’s election,” he said after the victory.
“Your trust in me to continue leading our dear State is both inspiring and deeply appreciated. Together, we have achieved a resounding victory and I am committed to delivering on the promises made during our campaign.”
Prof. Abayomi Fasina, the state Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, announced the results at INEC’s state collation center in Owerri, the state capital, on Sunday morning.
With 540,308 votes, he declared Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress the election winner, while Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party came in second with 71,503 votes.
Athan Achonu of the Labour Party came in third place with 64,081 votes.
With 6,392 votes, Anthony Ejiogu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance finished fourth, and Jack Ogunewe of the Action Alliance finished fifth with 5,756 votes.