Atiku Wins Imo Presidential Poll


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has won the 2019 presidential poll in Imo.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the results were announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer in Imo, Prof. Benjamin Ozurumba, on Monday.

He said the PDP won in 25 local government areas to defeat its closest rival, the All Progressives Congress (APC) that won two, Oru East and Ideato South.

Local government areas won by the PDP are Oguta, Isu, Nwangele, Ezinihite Mbaise, Nkwerre, Oru West, Njaba, Owerri North, Onuimo, Ohaji-Egbema, Owerri Municipal, Ahiazu Mbaise and Ngor Okpala.

Others are Orlu, Owerri West, Aboh Mbaise, Ehime Mbano, Obowo, Ikeduru, Mbaitoli, Isiala Mbano, Orsu, Ihitte-Uboma, Ideato North and Okigwe.

Ozurumba said that the PDP scored a total of 334,923 votes to beat the APC that polled 140,463 votes and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) that polled 10,880 votes.

Out of a total of 542,777 votes cast, 511,586 were valid while 31,191 votes were rejected. (NAN)