It was in the length and breath of Imo State as residents, indigenes and non-indigenes went into a frenzy to celebrate the defeat of the incumbent governor, Rochas Okorocha in the gubernatorial election held on March 9, 2019.
Although, the Imo State governor was not contesting, but his son-in-law, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, who he had given his blessings to, is contesting.
Many Imo indigenes had rejected the move and had vow to ensure the dream of the governor does not come through.
So when the result of the Imo Guber was released, the entire state went into a frenzy, rejoicing that their prayers have been answered by God.
Some of the indigenes who spoke with newsreportersng.com said “it is freedom for the people of Imo state.”
The state returning officer, for the Saturday’s governorsh, Mr. Francis Chukwuemeka Otonta, Monday night announced the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Emeka Ihedioha, winner of the governorship election.
The state Returning Officer, while giving the summary of the exercise as it happened in the 27 local government areas in the state, said that Ihedioha of the PDP, won the election with the total votes of 273,404 to humble other candidates in the race. He said the number of registered was voters 222,1008 and accredited voters 823,743. The total votes cast; 714,355, rejected votes; 251,30; and then the total votes according to Otonta, was 739,485.