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Ugwuanyi emerges winner of 2019 Enugu governorship election



Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has secured his seat at the Government House, Lion Building, Enugu, by beating forty one other candidates in the 2019 governorship election.

Ugwuanyi has thus won for a second term in office.

He polled a total of 449,935 votes to beat his closest rival, Senator.Ayogu Eze who polled 10,423 votes.

His victory was a big one because out of the 470,927 votes cast, he polled 449,935 votes.

Prior to the polls, Ugwuanyi looked good to carry the day as 70 political parties, three days to the election, unanimously endorsed him and asked their party faithful to vote for him.

Thirty governorship candidates also endorsed Gov. Ugwuanyi and collapsed their structures few weeks to the election.

Meanwhile, All Progressives Congress, APC hierarchy had called for the postponement of the election alleging that INEC had compromised the result sheets as well as that the name of their candidate for the election, Senator Ayogu Eze’s name was not listed among those that contested the election.

This probably must have contributed to Gov. Ugwuanyi’s wild victory as APC supporters may have developed apathy for the polls.

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