The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Wednesday 29th March 2023 issued certificate of return to the Abia Governor-elect Alex Chioma Otti at the Abia State INEC office in Umuahia.
The Abia INEC returning officer Professor Nnenna Oti announced Alex Otti the governoship candidate of Labour Party in the March 18 governoship election the winner of the election after suspending the collation of results in Obingwa local government area following the attack on INEC officials during collaction of results.
The collation of results was however, moved to Abuja where the final results where collated and announced and Otti emerged winner of the election.
Aftering receiving his certificate of return, Otti thanks the people of Abia State for massively voting for him and ensuring that their votes counted.
He further assured that the confidence reposed on him by the Abians he will not disappoint.
His Words “Today, I received my Certificate of Return.
“I thank INEC for the good job it did in Abia.
The joy and celebration that greeted our declaration by INEC, on Wednesday 22nd of March, puts a huge responsibility on us. I assure you that we shall not disappoint in the discharge of that responsibility.
“In the next few days, we shall set up our transition committee preparatory to our takeover of the affairs of our dear state, Abia. Thank you, and God bless you.He said.