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Okezie Ikpeazu Wins Abia State Governorship Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Okezie Ikpeazu, the winner of the governorship election in Abia.

Ikpeazu polled 264,713 votes to defeat the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Alex Otti, who polled 180,882 votes at the end of Saturday’s re-run election in nine local government areas.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governorship race had to be re-conducted, when the Returning Officer, Benjamin Ozumba, declared the April 11 poll inconclusive.

Ikpeazu hails from Obingwa Local Government Area in Abia South Senatorial District.

He holds a Ph.D in Chemistry and taught at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology before going into politics.

He was the Assistant General Manager of the Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency in charge of Aba until November 2014, when he resigned his appointment to join the governorship race.

His victory has prompted spontaneous jubilation in Obingwa and other parts of Ngwa communities.

A native of the area, Matthias Nwogu, said that the jubilation is “natural, considering that this is the first time the area will produce a governor since the state was created in 1997.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

29 Comments

  1. Mz Ebonite

    April 26, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Big congrats o!

  2. @edDREAMZ

    April 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Ok congrats….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  3. Jay

    April 26, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Ok, glad you won. It is time to get a new set of teeth.

    • May kay

      April 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Lol. You just murdered him ?

  4. May kay

    April 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Hopefully Aba will be less of an eye sore under his leadership.
    The last time I visited, it was shameful how dirty it was. I lost 5lbs before my departure because I ate nothing.

  5. nnenne

    April 26, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Congratulation Mr. Ikpeazu.
    If you or any of your cabinet is reading this article please listen to my amateurish comment.

    Aba is one of the biggest commercial city in the South East and South South .
    Situated between rich oil states-Cross River, Akwa Ibom, and Rivers Sate.
    The potentials of Aba can not be overestimated.
    Why past rulers of Abia state have failed to see this and /or do something about it remains an enigma to me.
    Develop Aba, modernizer it’s infrastructure and Abia state will have revenue to rely on, not just state allocations from the federal government.
    BTW, am neither born nor married to Abia state. Am just a concerned Nwafor Igbo!

  6. chy

    April 27, 2015 at 7:49 am

    am appalled, another 3rd term of T. A. Orji continues.

    • CLINT

      April 30, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      The way you talk reflects the level of your ignorance

  7. Nnomsie

    April 27, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I’ve prayed so much for Abia State esp Aba cos I grew up there(Primary School), Mum still lives and works at the Teaching Hospital(No Salary 4 Months) and I ended up marrying from Abia State. I hope he makes a difference because the state holds a lot of potentials, talented entrepreneurs, farmers etc and don’t why someone will go into Government and not leave a mark rather all they want to do is steal as much as they can to inscribe their names on every lil building they erect eg Nnomsie Motor Park.. God’s Own State and hopefully God will remember the state but I’m still sad its from the same party and might be influenced by his predecessors. All in all, our prayers will definitely be answered and things will turn around for good. Welcome Okezie but you have a lot of work ahead, Abia can be great again and even be better than Enugu, Imo, Anambra, AkwaIbom etc cos even pple from these states flood to Aba for their shopping and to hire labour. The Lord is your strength, Biko don’t fail us.

  8. EMMA

    April 27, 2015 at 11:10 am

    i don’t have much to say rather than congratulations okezie ikpeazu . you are once a lecturer you know what it takes to be a graduate please empower young graduates by bringing investors to abia state to build their factories and company’s so that they can be job opportunities.and abians will be grateful, pls we dont need to empower youths by means of transportation i.e keke, bus,etc that will create more agboro and tort. ( a saying says good name is more then wealth ) dont allow yourself to be deserved by threats, the choice is yours either to be a good leader or bad leader. pls make GOD YOUR PILLAR and he will giude you AMEN. CONGRATULATINS ONCE AGAIN

  9. ada eze

    April 27, 2015 at 11:17 am

    congrats ikpeazu,our past governors failed Abia people,may GOD help you not to fail us again,pensioners has not being paid for 12months,pls start your work from Aba,Aba is a disgrace in Abia state.

  10. CYNTHIA NWOKO

    April 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

    O GOD I LOVE YOU. YOU ARE THERE FOR ABIA STATE

  11. CYNTHIA NWOKO

    April 27, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Obingwa my people i love what you people have done God will bless you people more and more in JESUS Name Amen from Obingwa local Government area in Ofokobe am Cynthia Nwoko (from Ikechukwu Nwoko’s family )

  12. Gladys udochi Ogbonna

    April 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Glory b to God in the highest. Dee Okee, congrats. Always run to God for he alone will help u the do. jisie Ike. We are behind u.

  13. Dr Lewe Okereke

    April 27, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Today should be a new day in Abia state. People of Abia have been set back to dark ages for so long. Our education, the future of our children had suffered devastation unimaginable. Our teachers do not get paid and they do not teach because they are hungry. I am not a teacher but I am close enough to know. See my website for what I consider to be the beginning of future of science education in Abia. If you do nothing else as an educated governor, two areas: restoration of our education system, and clean up of Aba to tap billions of dollars hidden in the mud and slump of the city. I wish you good health and wisdom and like Moses match on to bring your people out of bondage perpetrated by untold ineptitude and corruption.

  14. chormy

    April 27, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    God ,thank u 4 making Ikpeazu the governor of Abia state

  15. chuks Igbo

    April 28, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats to my Ngwa people ,Hope their joy last more than 1 year, Get it right zonal politic apart The Man IKPEAZU will hardly achieve anything because of the route he came into office with, The two past governors has been nothing but looters and like the saying goes, Show me your frIend and i will tell you the type of person you are .My ABIA people tell MR IKPEAZU this, CAN HE PROVE ME WRONG ? on ground and not on paper like the two ORJI’S . CLOCK START NOW, No amount of settlement / media control or buying opponent will make failure a success .

  16. prince nwoye

    April 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    oti wins but rigging at abia state, why??

    • CLINT

      April 30, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      WHEN WILL YOU GROW UP?
      EVEN IN THE MIDST OF OTTI’S GROSS MISCONDUCT, TH,E POINT OF RAISING FALSE ALARM THAT THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED AND THE RE-RUN OF ELECTION THE SAW ANOTHER DEADLY BLOW TO HIS DEFEAT YOU STILL BELIEVE THAT THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED. I THINK YOU NEED DELIVERANCE.

  17. Chin Ce (Nigerian Writer)

    April 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Once again the will of the people of Abia State has been subverted. The hubris of declaring a state ‘God’s own’ manifests in the satanic force that has held it hostage since its creation. This new regime is nothing but a continuation of the mindless looting and murderous thieving that began in Abia since Orji Uzor Kalu and his mephistophelian minion in Theodore Orji. Thankfully a federal centre that will check the corruption of these merchants of state disgrace is on ground. It will not be business as usual for Ikpeazu and the PDP stealing gang in Abia ever again!

  18. princess

    April 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    finally sir u win, is not easy enjoy sir.A BIG CONGRATULATION SIR CARRY GO

    • Nkemdirim judy

      April 30, 2015 at 6:35 am

      All u sycophants, there will be no ‘carry go’ this time around.

  19. MY NAME IS MR UGOCHUKWU ALLWELL

    April 30, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    I PRAY THAT GOD WILL DIRECT OUR GOVERNOR TO CARRY HIS WITHOUT ANY DECEIVERS BY HIS SIDE. GOVERNOR REMEMBER THAT U SHOULD CREATE SOMETHING IN NGWA LAND THAT WILL MAKES WORLD TO KNOW THAT WE STILL ONE OF THE NIGERIAN PRIDE. GOD BLESS ABIANS.

  20. Nze Apollos N. Njoku

    May 11, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    ba city governor, but please your first focus will be to rescue that city that has fed the hungry, the thirsty, and clothed the naked. May God give you the wisdom to accomplish that goal.

    Apollos n, njoku

  21. Nze Apollos N. Njoku

    May 11, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Please ignore the above comment. It appears some patrs of the comment is missing.

  22. Egwuonwu Njoku Agwu

    May 16, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    THANKS BE TO GOD FOR YOUR VICTORY…Dr.OKEZIE IKPEAZU AND YOUR DEPUTY Hon.Sir, UDE OKOCHUKWU.
    May God give you the wisdom to lead ABIANS to the promised land.
    Please remember the saying that says” the honour of a KING is the multitude around HIM” . Multitude have worked for you, please work for them and God will bless you. Please standardize ABIA STATE in such a way that other STATES will like to emulate. May God be with you OKEZUO ABIA!!!

  23. CYNTHIA NWOKO

    June 1, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Thank God for Abia state obingwa man is now our governor thank God OKEZUO ABIA CARRY GO we are there with u

  24. Ibebunjo Sunday chinedu

    June 18, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Am from umuopara and we all are one people, I just pray and wish our new governor will live up to his promises or his political agendas,so we can also enjoy what our neighboring states are enjoying. We want change and by the grace of Almighty God! Through and pure positive we shall get. Amen..

  25. christian Ejighimike c

    June 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    congrat sir. pls do well to Ngwa, Aba nd omoba. Imitate not T A Orji nd finally, LGA chairmanship nd councilors should be elected nd not appointed. God is ur strenght.

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