Enugu - The Peoples Democratic Party,PDP,candidate in the April 11 governorship election, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has won with 482 277 votes against his main challenger of the All Progressives Congress,APC,Okey Ezea who polled a mere 43 839 votes.
Returning officer of the election,Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture,Umudike,Abia State,Prof. Hillary Edoga,announced the result precisely at 3.36PM at the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC,office,Independence Layout Enugu.
Wild jubilation has trailed the result of the election as announced by INEC as residents made burn fire at strategic streets in Enugu metropolis.
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Breakdown of the result showed that:ANINRI PDP 39216,APC 886 , ENUGU NORTH PDP 17829 APC 2050, ENUGU SOUTH PDP 15889 APC 1633, EZEAGU PDP 32995 APC 1307, IGBOETITI 211524 APC 2256, IGBOEZE NORTH PDP51948, APC 2482,IGBOEZE SOUTH PDP 18120 APC 6231, ISIUZO PDP21651, APC 1813, NKANUEAST PDP 12571 APC 975, NKANUWEST PDP 16683 APC 1148, NSUKKA PDP 41625 APC9416, OJIRIVER PDP 13484 APC 2394, UDENU PDP 40120 APC 1463, UDI PDP 26892 APC3934, UZO UWANI PDP 17947 APC 1915,ENUGU EAST PDP 63660 APC 2062,AWGU PDP 30123 APC 1874.
Meanwhile,the APC candidate had while addressing newsmen in a briefing called for outright cancellation of the result.
He said:”it was nothing but a sham; it was marred by intimidation, harassment, ballot box snatching, physical injury on APC thugs.
“PDP imported more than 5000 thugs, especially in Nsukka area; result sheets were also not available, result sheets were sold before the election”.