The Imo State Government has blamed the electoral loss of the Labour Party (LP)
and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded governorship elections
on internal wrangling.
On Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the
All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and incumbent, Senator HOPE
UZODIMMA as the winner of the November 11th governorship poll.
The APC candidate polled 540, 308 votes to defeat his closest rivals, PDP’s
SAMUEL ANYANWU, who scored 71,503 votes and LP’s ATHAN ACHONU
who got 64,081 votes.
A day after UZODIMMA ’s victory, the State Commissioner for Information,
DECLAN EMELUMBA, spoke on live television, stressing that the opposition
parties were not prepared for the governorship poll.