Imo State Governor Uzodimma Receives Certificate Of Return

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, received his certificate of return in Owerri, the state capital, on Friday. This came after the governorship election held last Saturday.

The reelected governor, In his speech, congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for “conducting the freest, fairest, and most peaceful election in the history of Imo State.”

The state Returning Officer, Prof Abayomi Fashina, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, declared Uzodimma as the re-elected governor on Sunday morning. The declaration came after more than eight hours of collating the results from the local government areas.

Uzodimma, aged 64, won in all 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. He defeated Samuel Anyanwu from the People Democratic Party (PDP), Nneji Achonu from the Labour Party, Jack Ogunewe from the Action Alliance, and 14 other opponents.

The candidate from the All Progressives Congress (APC) received 540,308 votes, surpassing his closest competitors. Anyanwu from the PDP received 71,503 votes, while Achonu from the LP got 64,081 votes.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.