Fubura, Otti inaugurated in Rivers, Abia

SIMINIALAYI Fubara and Alex Otti were inaugurated as governors of Rivers and Abia sates, respectively, on Monday, May 29.

The new Rivers governor and his deputy Ngozi Ordu, a professor, were sworn in by the state Chief Judge Simeon Amadi, who administered the oath of allegiance and office on them.



    Fubara won the governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Similarly, Otti and his deputy, Ikechukwu Elotue, at the Umuahia Township Stadium, were inaugurated as the governor and deputy governor of Abia State, respectively.

    The ICIR reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP) as the winner of the governorship election in Abia State.

    Otti emerged victorious in the March 18 gubernatorial poll after edging his major rival Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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