The governorship candidate of Accord Party in Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has accepted the outcome of the election that produced Emeka Iheodioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as the governor-elect.
The candidate of the United Progressives Party, Tony Nwulu, has also accepted the poll outcome, stating that he would not challenge the result at the tribunal.
Ohakim, who came fifth in the election, said he was more interested in the development of the state.
The former governor said he would be willing to assist in moving the state forward.
Ohakim said, “The profundity of this victory and its spiritual necessity can hardly be exaggerated.
“As you prepare to assume office, I want to assure you of my total support and goodwill.
“I pray that God will grant you the strength and wisdom to succeed as the next governor of Imo State.”
Nwulu on his part said he had accepted the outcome of the election and that he had called the governor-elect and his wife to congratulate him.
The member of the House of Representatives said the future of the state was more important than personal desires.