April 26, 2015/
Blank NEWS Online reports that Chief Rochas Okorocha, Imo State Governor and candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), in the April 25 supplementary gubernatorial election, has been re-elected for a second term in office.
The State Returning Officer (SRO) Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe of the Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State declared the results on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Owerri.
Acoording to him, Okorocha polled a total of 416,996 votes to defeat his closest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival and Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, who scored 320,705 votes.
“I, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, hereby certify that I was the Returning Officer for the Imo governorship election held on the 11th and 25th of April 2015, that election was contested and the candidates received the following votes:
“Ojiri Kenneth Ikechukwu, Accord Party 2,193
Owelle Rochas E. Anayo Okorocha, APC, 416,996
Captain Ihenacho Emmanuel, APGA 28,434
Hon. Chukwuemeka Ihedioha, PDP, 320,705
Hon. Ukanacho Osmond Chima, UPP, 2,974
“That Owelle Rochas E. Anayo Okorocha of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected”.
A total of 806,765 votes were recorded out of 1.9 million registered voters in Imo state, while 24,239 were invalid.
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