Okezuo Abia: A Sure But Delayed Victory, By Enyinnaya Appolos


As I write, am in high spirit, basking in the euphoria of a sure, but delayed victory of Okezie Ikpeazu Ph.D, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against Alex Otti of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 governorship election in Abia State.
Against all odds and to the chagrin of many, Dr. Ikpeazu on December 8, 2014, emerged the candidate of the PDP, dusting very powerful and deep-pocket aspirants. He was never given a chance, but like he always sung, that it is the grace of God that is propelling him, pulled the stunt.
For many of us in the Okezuo Abia team, from the very beginning of the struggle, we envisaged a conspiracy, not against Ikpeazu as a person, but against the Ngwa people. 
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It is not news by now that the governorship election in Abia was declared inconclusive on the grounds of cancelation of some polling units in some LGAs in the state. The affected polling unites are in Osisioma, Ugwunagbo, Aba North, Aba South, Isialangwa South, Isialangwa North, Umuahia North, Umuahia south, Ohafia Arochukwu and Umunneochi.
Please note that election was not canceled in the entire aforementioned LGAs, but in some polling units in the areas. 
Before the election was declared inconclusive, the electoral officers has accepted results from the 17 LGAs of the state. And from the results accept by INEC, Dr. Ikpeazu of the PDP pulled defeated Alex Otti of APGA with 83,053 votes, haven recorded 248,459 votes, while Otti has 165,406 votes. 
According to the electoral act, where the total number of canceled votes is greater that the margin of the winner against the loser, the electoral body will organize an election in the affected polling units. 
In this case, a total number of 177,000 votes were canceled in some polling united in the aforementioned LGAs. 177,000 canceled votes is greater than 83,053 votes which Ikpeazu is defeating Otti with.
Dr. Ikpeazu and the PDP is ready for the election in the canceled inits any dates INEC fixes it. And we are confident of wining again.
Below is the results already accepted by INEC from the 17 LGAs in Abia.
Isialangwa south: PDP = 7133 
Apga = 5686
Arochukwu: PDP = 3032 
APGA= 11383
Bende : PDP= 5164
APGA= 14263
Aba north: PDP= 6000
APGA= 24000
Isialangwa north: PDP=19798
APGA= 6853
Ugwunagbo: PDP= 17788
Osisioma : PDP= 42122
APGA= 1017
Ukwa east : PDP=4261
APGA= 3140
Ukwa west: PDP=9154
Umunneochi: PDP=4324
Isiukwuato: PDP=5913
APGA= 8275
Umuahia north: pdp=18215
Umuahia south: PDP – 4,580 
APGA – 5,973
Obingwa: PDP =82, 240
Ikwuano: Ikwuano. PDP= 2465
APGA =4295
Aba south: PDP= 4871
APGA= 28823
Ohafia: PDP= 11,729
APGA= 17,690
Total for PDP= 248,459
Total for APGA= 165,406
This is a sure, but delayed victory. Okezuo Abia…together we can…it will surely end in praise.
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