The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Alex Otti, as the winner of the March 18 governorship election in Abia State.
Otti was the Managing Director of the defunct Diamond Bank (acquired by Access Bank).
According to the results announced on Wednesday by the Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Nnenna Oti, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Otti polled 175,467 votes defeat his closest rival, Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 88,529 votes.
Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) came third with 28,972 votes.
With this victory Otti becomes the first governor-elect under Labour Party.