The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has been declared winner of the governorship election in Abia state.
The INEC returning officer in the state, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, while announcing the result at about 4:54am Sunday, in Umuahia, said Mr. Ikpeazu polled a total of 264,713 votes to beat his closest challenger Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, who garnered 180, 882 votes.
Mr. Otti is a former Managing Director of Diamond Bank.
The election, which was first held on 11 April was declared inconclusive.