Governorship Poll: APC’s Rochas Okorocha wins re-election in Imo

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

Incumbent Governor Rochas Okorocha has won the keenly contested Saturday’s governorship election in Imo state.

With results from 26 of the state’s 27 local governments collated, Mr. Okorocha has clearly defeated his main challenger, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Emeka Ihedioha.

Mr. Okorocha has so far scored 371206 votes while Mr. Ihedioha, the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, has 305,320 votes in the bag.

The APC candidates is ahead of Mr. Ihedioha by 66,086 votes.

The only outstanding local government – Oru East – has 65, 735 registered votes. So, even if all the voters there vote for Mr. Ihedioha, he still would not be able to catch up with Mr. Okorocha.

The Independent National Electoral Commission is expected to declare the governor winner in the next hour or so.

With his victory, the APC has succeeded in holding on to the only state it controls in Nigeria’s South-East geo-political zone. Three of the remaining states (Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi) in the region are controlled by the PDP while one (Anambra) has remained firmly in the grip of the All Progressives Grand Alliance for more than nine years.

More to come…


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  • blackdove

    The most outstanding and pragmatic governor in the whole of south eastern Nigerian, we salute you and congratulations!!!!!

  • Rommel

    This is more like it,just like it happened in Lagos,realistic voting pattern and not the caricature we are witnessing in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.Congratulations to Rochas

    • Niakita Kresbin

      Never fails to amaze me how daft the PDP is or thinks we are. How on earth do they expect people to believe the margins they are “winning” with in those two states? Any way when Jega spoke about a forensic audit in elections with disputed outcomes they did not fully understand him. The riggers will have to match the fingerprints on their ballot papers with those scanned into the card reader. Otherwise the results won’t stand. I believe none of those cases will last a week in court. It will be child’s play retrieving APC’s mandate in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states from the thieves in PDP. Congrats Rochas.

      • newnigerian1970

        I really pray that you’re right. I’m so fed up of PDP and their primitive behaviour.

      • Jujubeans

        Indeed, especially in these gubernatorial elections where turn out has been icredibly low throughout Nigeria (less than 30% on average) but those states have turnouts as high as 60 to 70%. Who do they think they are fooling?

  • deedee

    Congrats to our future president.

    • hummm

      He is already grooming to become a president when the time comes and he surely will have my vote. His speech to indibo after the presidentail election was spot on and a reality check. He scolded those useless traitors called elders. Congrats.

  • Africa

    The great Rochas! Ndigbo 1 of Africa….



  • Fantastic news


    …………..and we thank INEC for the voter Card Reader!!!
    Rigging is no longer worth trying!

  • amazing2012

    Congratulation Anayo of Nigeria !

    • omoigui osarobo Abdulateef

      Imo people, thanks a million for wisdom. Rochas performed excellently and surely, the reward for Okorocha’s performance could not have been to lose re election. I am proud of the solomons from Imo. Wise and educacated people indeed. In Rochas, Ngige, Ezekwesili, Ogbonaya Onu,Nigerians would surely trust (as Presidents) tomorrow. Thanks great Imolites!

      • amazing2012

        Excellent !

      • winner sharon

        imagine what u are posting as in ur mind u are ok upstairs right but so sorry go and take ur drugs ok

  • kate

    Wow! Greet Rochas Ewelle. Congrats my Governor, my Governor.

  • Jujubeans

    Yay!!! Congratulations to My govenor. A true visionary and future president.

    • Otitokoro

      Yes sir! By the special grace of God. But I am also thinking of Oby Ezekwesili so that we Nigerian people make it a two in one thing-first democratically elected President form the East and first female Nigerian president. Some of us are asking the APC to start thinking about this. But meanwhile God Bless you and your family for making a insightful post and observation. We Nigerian people must start thinking along this line and prepare Mr. Okorocha and Mrs Ezekwesili and test them out as our next President

      • Jujubeans

        Thank you … And may God bless you and your family too.

  • newnigerian1970

    This is fantastic news. To God be the glory. Amen.

    • Oleku

      What is fantastic about having Tinubu stooge in Imo state government house–aware the state treasury is navigated from the king of boudillon quarters-mumu

      • Kekedu

        Please stop this stooge mentality. Must you always talk as if you’re from Okrika? Afterall you’re not brain-dead.

  • newnigerian1970

    Now waiting for Abia.

    • Niakita Kresbin

      Abia is in trouble. T. A. Orji and PDP rigging machinery have relocated to Abia. Even Olisa Metuh the inglorious bastard is here. They are threatening to overwhelm our resistance and steal our mandate freely given to APGA, in the absence of a faction-torn APC. Help.



  • Yusuf

    I am very happy about this story…Congratulations my governor my governor… I made up my mind that if my governor lose this election I will never vote any Igbo man no matter how competent.. I am glad I wont have to do that

    • Kezy Collins

      Bravo Owelle Rochas Okorcah will the entire IMO citizen here in Indonesia is very very happy for your victory may God gives you more wisdom and knowledge to continue ruling IMO state long live IMO state long live Rochas long live Apc

  • Psi Ciroma

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    Dakuku Peterside Flashing Eze Nyesom Wike by youngalex(m): 10:14pmHAS ANYONE NOTICED THIS TREND?

    Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of APC is projected winner of the Presidential election, incumbent President Jonathan calls to congratulate him in advance;

    Samuel Ortom of APC is projected winner of Benue gubernatorial election, incumbent Gov. Suswan of PDP calls to congratulate him in advance;

    Mallam Nasir El-rufai of APC is projected winner of Kaduna’s gubernatorial election, incumbent Gov. Yero of PDP calls to congratulate him in advance;

    Ganduje of APC is projected winner in Adamawa, Nuhu Ribadu of PDP conceads defeat to him in a widely publicised press statement;

    Incumbent Gov. Ajimobi of Oyo state is projected winner, Alao-Akala of LP calls to congratulate him in advance;

    Incumbent Gov. Amosun is projected winner in Ogun, Gboyega of PDP calls to congratulate him in advance; etc, etc.

    Then the twist….

    Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of PDP sweeps the polls in Enugu state’s gubernatorial election, Okey Ezea of APC calls for cancellation of the results, alleges malpractices;

    Incumbent Gov. Dankwambo of PDP wins in Gombe, APC faithfuls burn down the Emirs palace;

    Sen. Pwajok of PDP is projected winner in Plateau state, Lalong of APC calls for outright cancellation;

    Udom Emmanuel of PDP is projected winner in Akwa-ibom state, Umana of APC calls for cancellation of the entire election;

    Nyesom Nwike of PDP is projected winner in Rivers state, incumbent Gov. Rotimi Amechi calls the election a sham, demands for outright cancellation of the entire exercise,PETERSIDE STILL FLASHING WIKE DOESN’T WANT TO CALL SO AS NOT TO DISOBEY HIS MASTER AMAECHI
    Fayose of PDP sweeps the entire House of Assembly seats in Ekiti state, APC alleges malpractices, calls for cancellation;

    Mimiko of PDP wins majority seats in the Ondo House of Assembly, APC rejects the outcome, calls for cancellation; etc, etc.

    • mdsurgeon

      Have you wondered why all the bloodshed, arm-twisting, hijacking of electoral materials and ballot boxes have been in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta all in SE? Could it be because the will of the voters are being brazenly disregarded?

      • Taster

        Whatever violence you witnessed in south-east and south-south were as a result of the peoples determination to resist the imported janjaweed militia from the north and south western part of the country masquerading as apc.

        • mdsurgeon

          Keep living in self delusion. Janjaweed militia? Is that expression still valid in today’s electoral reality?
          What a shellacking PDP has taken in these past two week!

          • Taster

            Expected you to have read what`s trending before commenting.

            You accepted all is fine when it favours you, but when it doesn`t – it is blue murder, for this reason apc is never far from a JOKE.

          • mdsurgeon

            What is it that is trending other than that PDP is hemorrhaging like crazy? It has not only lost the Federal Government and NASS, it is also losing States, and its members are fast jumping ship.
            What else is trending in your world?

          • Guest

            My please stop beating around the bush okay i excepted you to be wise because we are in modern world now join hands together so that will can make our country like other country

          • Kezy Collins

            My dear please stop beating around the bush. Apc has taking place and you can not do anything about that okay. So lets join hands together to build our nation

          • Taster

            you can never make anything happen with terrorists, unless they repent.
            The question now is can you n your apc-dosed zealots take a new leaf?

          • Kezy Collins

            I don’t like to make or drag invalid argument in my life Apc forever you can change your citizenship if you don’t like Apc because Nigerian is now apc

          • mdsurgeon

            We are on the same side. I hope you realize that.

        • Kezy Collins

          All will need is a change and am so grateful that the change has finally come long live my good country Nigeria long live my proud Governor Rochas Okorocha long live IMO state

        • Kezy Collins

          Dame it

        • New Nigeria

          Go to hell and burn forever, enemy of progress and change for Nigerian masses. Bloody alien.

          • Taster

            Like your anusities is getting worst – kaolin solution could be of help.

      • Kezy Collins

        Since i have been experiencing elections around all the world crisis used to be involved for the life those foolished ones that sell there right to the so- called unwanted and ignorant politicians

    • Taster

      APC is a JANJAWEED CULT n must be resisted by the people – they live with lies n blood just to get their way

      • Kezy Collins

        That is bullshit information and ideal of yours all will need is change and the change has come.Long live Nigeria long live APC long live my emir able Governor Anayo Owelle Rochas Okorocha

      • gejmustgo

        Go hug transformer

        • Taster

          I`m afraid as your sickness may get worse tonight.

    • Jika

      Dankwambo of PDP won in Gombe and Ibrahim Hassan of APC has congratulated him.When Fayose of PDP won in Ekiti last year,the then sitting Governor Dr.Kayode conceded defeat and congratulated him(that was indeed the first in the history of the country)!!!!!!!!


    congrats my governor my governor rochas gooo


      My Governor My Governor, your victory is a prayer answerd, the poor masses want you back and heaven approves it. Welcome back my Governor to the Imo State sit of power. Bravo. C. O. N. G. R. A. T. U. L. A. T. I. O. N. S

    • Kezy Collins

      Yea it shows that he is the people’s choice

    • Kezy Collins

      Yea is very very incredible

  • Kekedu

    Whao, God bless the people of Imo for this wonderful result. You have shown political sagacity. Respect.

  • ogechi


  • Kulie

    Congratulation you deserve it. Please keep up the good work and be wary of Tinumbu

  • shola

    Thank God! Nigeria is emerging as a matured democratic country.
    The winner takes it all, the looser shows sportsmanship by congratulating the winner.
    That is how DEMOCRACY functions.The elected must serve wholeheartedly.
    WE the electorates have the weapon to sack any politician who doesn’t deliver.
    WE ARE THE FOLK. WE are there now to protect our nation and our interests.
    The PDP has kept us in the dark for decades. Now, with the birth of the Jegacard, transparency is born
    and WE will always wish there is election tomorrow. The Jegacard has come to stay for good, for ever.

    • burning spear

      i beg make we hear better word–how tell us—

  • McAlfred Uta

    PT you have another report indicating that the result is inconclusive. Why don’t you remove this post to avoid confusion.

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  • MushinSpeaks

    Congrats to Okorocha; he has so far shown he is the man to beat in his state. we hope he doubles more on his effort. God Bless!

  • Nadeco

    Imo State election result is yet to be declared, so, we don’t know yet if it is going to be APGA or PDP

  • Democracy

    the same okorocha who destroyed my street in nwadu lane amakohia and refused to do anything? he should finish my street if he is re-elected.