The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) has affirmed Bar Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere (Ideato Federal constituency, Chris Ogbu (Ideato South) and Kanayo Nwankwo (Okwuruoha Ideato North) as winners of the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in those constituencies.
The commission in a letter signed by its HOD EPM Bar V . Nwakobia also declared the exercise that produced them as validly conducted.
According to him, all Imo PDP primaries for both state and National Assembly conducted last week in Owerri , Imo State capital are valid and monitored by INEC.
The commission said anything outside the list should be disregarded.
Nigeria Opposition Coalition Spokesperson Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere was declared the winner with a landslide of 71 votes that saw him flooring seven other challengers with a 91.5 percent margin.
Ikenga in a thank you speech thanked the delegates for their confidence in him and declared that as the candidate of the party, he would stop at nothing to return the Federal Constituency to the Peoples Democratic Party after over 10yrs inability to win.
Ikenga also extended a hand of fellowship to his opponents to rally around him and the party as the victory was for all of the Ideato nation and not just him.
He enjoined them to close ranks as they worked toward taking the Constituency to the Party
The Independent National Electoral Commission also monitored the exercise and declared it peaceful, free, fair, and in line with the Electoral Act and the INEC Guidelines.