The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Sunday announced opposition spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere as duly elected PDP member of the House of Representatives for Ideato South and North seat.
The declaration elicited jubiliation in Ideato nation.
However, Ugochinyere, who had been at loggerheads with Governor Hope Uzodinma, was quick to dedicate his landslide victory to his late uncle, Daniel Ikeagwuone and two others who were murdered by unknown gunmen on January 14 in his Akokwa country home.
Mr. Ugochinyere had accused the Imo State Government of being behind the attack.
Ugochinyere in the result announced Sunday by the INEC Returning officer for Ideato North and South ,Mr Onwuachu Chinyere polled a total of 13026 vote to floor his closest rival in the election and the Labour Party candidate,,Pascal Obi ,who scored 5696 votes.
The candidate of APC Mr Chika Abazu came a distant third with 2368 votes.
Ikenga thanked God for his election victory.