The Independent National Electoral Commission has annouced Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP) as the winner of the March 18 governorship election in Abia State.
He defeated his opponents Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party (YPP).
Otti polled 175,467 to beat Ahiwe who polled 88,529 while Nwafor got 28,972.
The LP candidate also won 10 of the 17 local government areas in the state, PDP got six while the YPP got one.
The Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Prof Nnenna Nnannaya-Oti declared Otti the winner on Wednesday evening at the resumption of the final collation of governorship election results in Umuahia, the Abia State capital over 48 hours after INEC suspended the exercise in the South-East state.
Alex Otti is now the first Labour Party Governor in Nigeria.
He took to his Twitter to tweet “see what the lord has done”