Abia Guber Kalu Congratulates Abia Governor-Elect, Otti

The Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate and former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has sent out his congratulations to Chief Alex Otti of Labour Party (LP) over his victory in the governorship election in Abia State.

The media and business mogul who while calling on Abians at home and abroad to join hands with the governor-elect in rebuilding the state for the betterment of the people, Kalu urged the political class to shun undemocratic actions for the sake of the state. In a goodwill message, Kalu applauded the political maturity demonstrated by candidates of all the political parties, adding that the collective interests of Abians should be placed above personal ambitions.

He said: ‘I congratulate Chief Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP) who emerged victorious in the last Saturday governorship election in Abia state. The people of Abia State have spoken with their votes and as such Abians regardless of party affiliation must rally support for the governor-elect. Judging from his antecedents in the private sector, I am optimistic that Otti will bring to bear his administrative acumen in piloting the affairs of Abia State.  I urge Abians to be steadfast, positive minded and peaceful during this period.’ Kalu wished Otti a successful tenure in office.

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Africa Today News, New York reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Wednesday night declared the governorship candidate of Labour Party in Abia State, Alex Otti, as the winner of last Saturday’s governorship poll in the state.

The declaration of the poll results came after days of tension and protests in the state, following suspension of results collation by INEC.

But INEC, on Wednesday, declared that Otti polled 175,5467 votes to defeat his closest rival, Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 88,529 votes.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Nnenna Oti, therefore returned him as the winner.

Africa Today News, New York

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