Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared by INEC as the winner of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.
Prof.Abayomi Fashina, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, who was the state Returning Officer declared Uzodimma re-elected on Sunday morning at about 10 am after over eight hours of collation of local government results.
“That you Hope Uzodimma of APC having satisfied the law is hereby returned elected,” Fashina declared.
Uzodimma was first declared as Imo State governor by the Supreme Court in January 2020 after the nullification of the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a situation that made him attract more political enemies.
Uzodimma sought re-election in Saturday’s poll and cleared all the 27 local government areas in the state.