INEC Returning Officer, Professor Damian Ozurumba, who made the announcement, said Ikpeazu secured 261,127 votes to defeat his main challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Alex Otti, who pulled 64,366.
Reacting to Ikpeazu’s victory during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra over the weekend, Kanu, who is a strong critic of the governors from the southeast part of the country, said Ikpeazu was rigged into power and that his days are numbered.
“They have succeeded in rigging Ikpeazu in. His days are numbered,” Kanu said during the broadcast which was monitored by this reporter.
Listen to the full broadcast: HERE
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the broadcast is coming after a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Nyako in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, last month, revoked Kanu’s bail and also ordered his immediate arrest.
Kanu is leading a group seeking secession from Nigeria. The group has since been proscribed by the Nigerian government.