Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


INEC declares Obiano winner of Anambra governorship election

01 December 2013, 08:31

Awka - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Chief Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) winner of the governorship election in Anambra.

This followed the completion of the supplementary election in the state on Saturday in areas where it did not hold on November 16.

Declaring the result, the Chief Returning Officer of the election, Prof. James Epoke, said the APGA candidate scored 180 178 votes to win the election.

He said Tony Nwonye of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and Sen. Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 97 700 and 95 963 votes to emerge second and third respectively.

Ifeanyi Ubah of the Labour Party came forth with 37 495 votes and Chief Godwin Ezeemo, candidate of Progressive Peoples Alliance clinched the fifth position with 5 120 votes.

Results from INEC showed that of the 1 776 167 registered voters in the state, 465 891 people accredited and total vote cast was 442 242.

The results also showed that 16 988 votes were voided and valid votes were 425 254.

“To declare a winner, the candidate must score 25 per cent vote in two-third of local government; having satisfied this condition, Chief Willie Obiano is now returned winner,” the Chief returning officer said.

-    NAN


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...