Emeka Ihedioha, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 governorship polls in Imo State, has emerged winner of the election.

Prof. Francis Otonta, the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced the final results at the Imo governorship election collation centre in Owerri, the state capital on Tuesday.

Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives,  won in 11 of the 27 Local Government Areas, polling a total 273,404 votes to defeat his closest contender and Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Mr Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA) who won in 10 LGAs and scored 190,364 votes.