The Abia State Governor elect, Mr Okezie Ikpeazu has given a word of thanks to residents of Abia State for their unalloyed support and promised Abians that there would be no discrimination during his administration. He promised that he would run an all-inclusive government where every citizen would be carried along in the policy making.
Mr Ikpeazu therefore called on all the politicians in the state to join hands together in building Abia State and ensure that their agenda and vision are cued to service of the people and the country at large.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Mr Ikpeazu, who contested on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the Abia State governorship election.
Mr Ikpeazu polled 264,713 to defeat the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Alex Otti, who polled 180,882 votes.
The result was declared in the early hours of Sunday after the supplementary election of Saturday.
Election was held in all the areas earlier listed by INEC for the re-run election except in Umunneochi Local Government Area.
INEC had erroneously scheduled election there, which was not supposed to take place in the first instance because the Form, EC40G, was not filled which indicated that there was no problem in the area.
Abia State is one of the state where supplementary governorship election was held on Saturday after election of April 11 was declared inconclusive by INEC.
Other States are Imo and Taraba State.