The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared  Peter Mbah, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the Enugu state governorship election.

Maduebibisi Ofo-Iwe, the returning officer in Enugu, who announced the results on Wednesday night, said Mbah polled 160,895 votes to win the election.

“That Mbah Peter Ndubuisi of Peoples Democratic Party, having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” Ofo-Iwe declared.

Ofo-Iwe said Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party (LP) scored 157,552 votes to come second while Frank Nweke II of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) polled 17,983 votes,

Uche Nnaji of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  got 14,575 votes.

Mbah will succeed Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the incumbent governor, whose two terms of eight years end on May 29.

Prior to the declaration of the results, INEC had on Monday, suspended the collation of results in Nsukka and Nkanu east LGAs of Enugu so as to conduct a review of the results from the two LGAs.

The decision of the electoral commission sparked protest in the state as supporters of political parties called for the resumption of the collation process.

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