The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, announced Alex Otti as the winner of the Abia State governorship election.
The election, held on March 18, 2023 is an important event in the state’s political history.
Alex Otti, representing the Labour Party, secured the majority of votes, defeating his closest rivals of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a closely contested race.
Otti’s victory comes after a tense electoral period, with concerns raised over potential tampering of the results.
The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) had been monitoring the situation closely and had previously issued an ultimatum to INEC, urging them to declare the rightful winners in both Abia and Enugu states, or face widespread protests.
Now that Alex Otti’s victory has been confirmed, the focus shifts to the incoming administration and its plans for addressing the key issues facing Abia State, such as infrastructure, healthcare, and education. As Otti prepares to assume office, residents of the state are keen to see how his policies will unfold and the impact they will have on the region.
People of Abia state have refused to go home until INEC announces Alex Otti as the legitimate winner of the governorship election in the state
They are cooking in front of INEC office in Umuahia. No going home till our mandate is recovered 📌 pic.twitter.com/HbZ8i5R1jI
— Chlorpheniramine #OBIdients 🇳🇬 (@VictorIsrael_) March 22, 2023