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Imo 2023: INEC declares Uzodinma winner of Imo governorship election in all 27 LGAs

INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) state returning officer for Imo State has today Sunday declared Governor Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) winner in the state governorship election.
However, voter turnout was very low in most areas in the election held on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
Gov. Uzodinma, running for second term, won in all 27 local government areas (LGAs) of Imo State, as announced by the State Returning Officer (SRO) in the election.
Collation of results at the state collation centre in Owerri, the state capital, commenced at 02:30 a.m. this Sunday with Abayomi Fashina, vice-chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, serving as the SRO.
It was a charged atmosphere in anticipation because 18 parties fielded candidates.
However, most people thought it was a four-horse competition between Governor Uzodimma, Samuel Anyanwu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Athan Achonu Nneji of the Labour Party, and Jack Ogunewe of the Action Alliance.
As the results trickled in after voting ended on Saturday afternoon, it became evident that none of the other candidates managed to secure victory in any local government, consolidating Governor Uzodimma’s dominance throughout the state.
INEC statistics show that Imo State has 2,419,922 registered voters, with 2,318,919 permanent voter cards (PVCs) collected but turnout was a far cry from the PVCs collected.
The collation process which began a little more than two hours after midnight, with Prof. Fashina presiding, took a brief hiatus at 08:30 a.m. on Sunday and later reconvened to declare the final results.
Here, the breakdown of results from the LGAs lights up the I of Uzodimma’s triumph:


Oru-West LGA
– Accredited voters: 42,965
– APC: 38,026
– LP: 1,867
– PDP: 987
– Total valid votes: 41,373
– Total votes cast: 42,318

Njaba LGA
– Accredited voters: 12,098
– APC: 8,110
– LP: 995
– PDP: 2,404
– Valid votes: 11,736
– Total votes: 12,030

Owerri North LGA
– Registered voters: 134,555
– Accredited voters: 18,398
– APC: 8,536
– LP: 4,386
– PDP: 3,449
– Valid votes: 17,440
– Total votes cast: 18,016

Nwangele LGA
Registered voters – 55,535
Accredited voters – 33,259
APC – 29,282
LP – 895
PDP – 2,132
Valid votes – 32,597
Votes cast – 32,959

Owerri Municipal LGA
Registered voters – 134,169
Accredited voters – 11,110
APC – 5,324
LP – 2,914
PDP – 2,180
Valid votes – 10,813
Votes cast – 11,054

Orsu LGA
Accredited voters – 19,139
APC – 18,003
LP – 813
PDP – 624
Valid votes 19,589
Votes cast 19,795

Okigwe LGA
Registered voters – 75,410
Accredited voters – 63,935
APC – 55,585
LP – 2,655
PDP – 1,688
Valid votes – 62,970
Total votes cast – 63,935

Ideato South LGA
Registered voters – 79,361
Accredited voters – 21,935
APC – 16,891
LP – 1,649
PDP – 2,469
Valid votes – 21,370
Total votes cast – 21,650

Onuimo LGA
Registered voters – 36,717
Accredited voters – 18,405
APC – 13,434
LP – 1,753
PDP – 2,676
Valid votes – 18,240
Total votes cast – 18,276

Ngor-Okpala LGA
Registered voters – 102,048
Accredited voters – 22,111
APC – 14,143
LP – 2,716
PDP – 3,451
Valid votes – 21,492
Total votes cast – 22,003

Oru East LGA
Registered voters – 85,080
Accredited voters – 74,324
APC – 67,315
LP – 3,443
PDP – 2,202
Valid votes – 74,286
Total votes cast – 74,290

Isu LGA
Registered voters – 55,203
Accredited voters – 15,974
APC – 11,312
LP – 1,253
PDP – 2,508
Valid votes – 15,776
Total votes cast – 15,932

Ahiazu Mbaise LGA
Registered voters – 98,887
Accredited voters – 16,097
APC – 8,369
LP – 2,214
PDP – 3,507
Valid votes – 15,353
Total votes cast – 15,878

Nkwerre LGA
Registered voters – 59,926
Accredited voters – 26,993
APC – 22,488
LP – 1,320
PDP – 2,632
Valid votes – 26,764
Total votes cast – 26,906

Aboh Mbaise LGA
Registered voters – 111,207
Accredited voters – 16,084
APC – 9,638
LP – 2,455
PDP – 1,724
Valid votes – 15,415
Total votes cast – 15,790

Owerri West LGA
Registered voters – 140,242
Accredited voters – 16,296
APC – 9,205
LP – 2,597
PDP – 3,305
Valid votes – 15,712
Total votes cast – 16,223

Isiala Mbano LGA
Registered voters – 99,076
Accredited voters – 15,911
APC – 10,860
LP – 2,419
PDP – 1,659
Valid votes – 15,202
Total votes cast – 15,531

Obowo LGA
Registered voters – 68,690
Accredited voters – 22,214
APC – 17,514
LP – 3,404
PDP – 712
Total valid votes – 21,907
Total votes cast – 22,171

Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA
Registered voters – 91,272
Accredited – 16,971
APC – 8,473
LP – 3,332
PDP – 2,737
Valid votes – 16,282

Oguta LGA
Registered voters – 95,152
Accredited voters – 64,260
APC – 57,310
LP – 1,941
PDP – 2,653
Valid votes – 63,675
Total votes cast – 63,947

Ikeduru LGA
Registered voters – 119,987
Accredited voters – 33,662
APC – 22,356
LP – 1,377
PDP – 7,258
Valid votes – 32,183
Total votes cast – 32,712

Ehime Mbano LGA
Registered voters – 79,212
Accredited voters – 13,027
APC – 6,632
LP – 4,958
PDP – 681
Valid votes – 12,484
Total votes cast – 12,782

Orlu LGA
Registered voters – 103,223
Accredited voters – 49,229
APC – 37,614
LP – 2,424
PDP – 3,690
Valid votes – 48,027
Total votes cast – 48,386

Ohaji Egbema LGA
Registered voters – 107,456
Accredited – 21,366
APC – 14,962
LP – 1,506
PDP – 3,694
Valid votes – 20,755
Total votes cast – 21,249

Ideato North LGA
Registered voters – 86,905
Accredited voters – 9,609
APC – 5,271
LP – 1,522
PDP – 2062
Valid votes – 9,161
Total votes cast – 9,550

Ihitte Uboma LGA
Registered voters – 52,108
Accredited voters – 17,537
APC – 11,099
LP – 2,766
PDP – 3,077
Valid votes – 17,358
Total votes cast – 17,537

Mbaitoli LGA
Registered voters – 153,283
Accredited Voters – 24,186
APC – 12,556
LP – 4,007
PDP – 5,343
Valid votes 23,014
Total votes cast 23,986


Despite the level of voter-aparthy the results show a resounding victory for Governor Uzodimma across all LGAs in the state.
For APC supporters, the atmosphere at the collation centre was marked by celebrations.
Meanwhile, the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa, also held on November 11, 2023, had their results collation adjourned to Sunday morning, meaning that winners could emerge later today.