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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of Saturday’s Governorship election in Enugu state for a second tenure.

The state Returning Officer, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, who announced the result in Enugu on Sunday, said that Ugwuanyi won in the 17 local government areas (LGAs).

Ahaneku said that the governor polled 449,935 votes against his closest rival, who polled 10,423 votes.

Enugu State Governor and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, casting his vote for the governorship election at his Amube Ward II Polling Unit, Ohom Orba, Udenu Local Government Area.

Mr Emmanuel Nwankpa of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Mr Ekene Uzodinma of the United Peoples Party (UPP) polled 2,547 and 1,476, respectively.
Ahaneku, who is the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, said that there were 1,944,016 registered voters in the state.

He said that 478,241 voters were accredited, adding that 470,927 valid votes were recorded, while 7,314 votes were declared invalid.

Invoking the powers conferred on him, Prof. Ahaneku declared the full election result details as follows:
1. Enugu South
APC 533
PDP 17,513
2. Aninri LGA
APC 496
PDP 21,450
3. Awgu LGA
APC 1,232
PDP 23,025
4. Ezeagu LGA
APC 255
PDP 21,448
5. Isi-Uzo
APC 284
PDP 19,698
6. Nkanu West
PDP 30,698
APC 243
7. Igbo-Etiti
APC 1,223
PDP 25,557
8. Nsukka
PDP 51,207
APC 572
9 Oji River
PDP 22,369
APC 536
10. Udenu
PDP 39,437
APC 394
11. Udi
PDP 25,124
APC 823
12. Igbo-Eze North
PDP 30,666
APC 1,607
13. Enugu North
PDP 15,120
APC 276
14. Enugu East
APC 352
PDP 22,300
15. Igbo-Eze South
APC 705
PDP 38,326
16. Nkanu East
APC 636
PDP 23,118
17. Uzo-Uwani
APC 256
PDP 22,879
Total votes scored:
PDP: 449,935
APC: 10,423


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