INEC Imo state declares Chike Okafor of the APC, the winner of Okigwe South federal constituency election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Chike Okafor of the APC, the winner of Okigwe South federal constituency election.

The announcement came two weeks after the electoral umpire had conducted a supplementary election in the federal constituency on March 9 and abandoned the collation of results.

A winner did not emerge during the first ballot on February 23.

Announcing the results on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Prof C.I Duruigbo said the APC candidate who is a serving member of the House of representatives polled 23,815 votes to defeat his closest rival, Emeka Nwajiuba of the Accord party who scored 21,454 votes.

According to the Returning officer, Action Alliance candidate got 2,549 votes while Jonas Okeke of the Peoples Democratic Party garnered 14,621 votes to come third.

Okafor was a former commissioner for finance during Governor Rochas Okorocha’s first term.