INEC declares Peter Mbah winner Enugu Governorship Election
INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Mbah, as the winner of the March 18 Governorship Election Declaring the results on Wednesday, at the INEC Headquarters, Enugu, the state Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo-Iwe, said that Mbah got 160,895, to beat his closest opponent, Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party, who scored 157,552 votes. Uche Nnaji of the All Progressives Congress ( APC), scored 14,575, and Frank Nweke Jnr of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA),scored 17,983 .
The result was announced four days after the conduct of the election. Speaking before announcing the results, Prof Iwe, said that there was controversy surrounding the Nkanu East Local Government and Nsukka Local Government Areas’ results, as a result, the issue was taken to INEC Headquarters, Abuja, for a review.
“There was a need for a review and the review was done according to what was seen on the field,”he said. Iwe appealed for calm.
” We are here to manage what we did as umpires. We decided to go through it all step by step. I am so passionate about the job I am doing, I am so keen about the job am doing, ” he said.
The Returning Officer explained that he was not part of the team that carried out the review.