The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared Jerry Alagbaso, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate as winner of Orlu-Orsu-Oru East Federal Constituency election in Imo state.
Professor Innocent Madufor, returning Office, had earlier declared the election inconclusive.
However, the returning on Monday announcing the election result declared the PDP candidate winner with a total of 21,273 votes to defeat his closest rival of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Edwin Iheanacho, who got 20, 061 votes.
Prof. Francis Ezeonu, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, explaining decision to announce the result said that the circumstances surrounding that prompted INEC’s earlier decision has been resolved.
He said: “we won’t go back to conduct fresh elections in those areas where Card Readers were not deployed because it is stipulated in the INEC guideline that in those areas where Card Readers were not deployed either as a result of violence or compromise, the result should be returned as zero”.