INEC declares Emeka Ihedioha of PDP winner of Imo governorship election 51 minutes ago Ewubare The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Imo governorship election. Prof Francis Otonta, the returning officer of INEC announced the final results at the Imo governorship election collation centre in Owerri, the state capital on Tuesday, March 12, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Ihedioha, a former deputy speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, won in 11 of the 27 local government area, polling a total 273,404 votes to defeat his closest contender, Mr Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA) who won in 10 LGAs and scored 190,364 votes. READ ALSO: LIVE UPDATES: Official INEC collation of governorship results (Day 3) other participants in the 70-man Imo gubernatorial contest include Mr Ifeanyi Araraume of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), a former senator who had 114,676 votes, winning in four LGAs. APC’s Hope Uzodinma, a serving Senator representing Imo west senatorial district garnered 96,458 votes and won in two LGAs to take the fourth position.