The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Peter Mbah, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the winner of the governorship poll in Enugu State.
The returning officer Professor Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe announced the winner on Wednesday evening at the resumption of the final collation of governorship election results in Enugu, 48 hours after INEC suspended the exercise in the South-East state.
He said the candidate of the PDP, Barr. Peter Mbah won his closest challenger, Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party with 160,895 votes.
Edeoga scored 157,552 votes while APGA came a distant 3rd with 17,983 votes and APC occupied the 4th position with 14575 votes.
That Peter Ndubisi Mbah, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner of the governorship election in Enugu State and is returned elected,” Professor Iwe said.
The PDP won in Uzo-Uwani, Ezeagu, Aninri, Udi, Awgu, Nkanu East, Nkanu West Enugu South and Enugu East Local Government Areas
However, Labour Party took Igboeze North, Igboeze South, Igboetiti, Oji River, Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, Udenu and Enugu North local government areas.
The number of total votes cast in the election is 367,551. Number of valid votes 358,463 while rejected votes is 9088.
Below is the number of votes scored by other political parties:
AA 330 votes, AAC 146 votes, ADC 1168 votes, ADP 382 votes, APM 358 votes, APP 158 votes, BP 319 votes, NNPP 2107 votes, NRM 854 votes, PRP 850, SDP 65 votes, YPP 397 votes, ZLP 332 votes.