The candidate of Action Alliance in the governorship election held in Imo State on Saturday, Uche Nwosu, has conceded defeat to Emeka Ihedioha, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Nwosu, who is also Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son in-law, had earlier rejected the result during a press briefing he summoned after the declaration made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
“The state Returning Officer did the wrong thing by announcing Emeka Ihedioha as the winner of the election. For me, it is unacceptable,” Nwosu had said.
“As far as I’m concerned, this is a stolen mandate and I will challenge it at the tribunal,” the AA candidate said, adding that, “The Constitution is very clear on how a candidate will emerge as a governor. He did not get the required spread.”
But in what obviously came as an afterthought, Nwosu wrote a letter to Ihedioha, congratulating the PDP candidate for his victory at the poll.
“I wish to congratulate you on your election as the Executive Governor of Imo State and I take this opportunity to look back in working closely and strengthen the cooperation between our parties,” Nwosu’s letter partly read.