Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 11 off-season election, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Uzodinma commended the residents of Imo State, particularly those in his community, for turning out in large numbers to exercise their voting rights, acknowledging the commitment of the electorate to participate actively in the democratic process.
The Governor also extended appreciation to the security operatives for maintaining a peaceful atmosphere and ensuring general safety during the election.
The governor’s positive remarks come as the state witnesses an intense political contest among 18 political parties, with three main contenders, namely APC, PDP, and LP.
Imo State has over two million eligible voters in the election and Governor Uzodimma emphasized the significance of citizens’ participation in choosing their leaders through the ballot.
The election is considered a competitive three-horse race, with Governor Uzodinma facing challengers from the PDP and LP.
INEC reported a total of 2,419,922 registered voters in the state, with 2,318,919 eligible to vote based on the collection of their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). The number of registered voters represents a 6.5 percent increase from the 2019 elections in the southeastern state.