The staff and students of the Federal University of Technology, FUTO, Owerri, on Tuesday gave Professor Nnenna Oti a hero’s welcome back to the institution.
Oti, the current Vice-chancellor of FUTO, was the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Returning Officer for Abia State governorship election.
In a video circulating online and obtained by ABN TV, people were seen dancing and chanting songs with a banner with the inscription “Welcome back Nnenna Oti, Heroine of Nigeria Democracy.”
Recall that amidst the stalemate in announcing the results of the guber election in the state, Oti stood her ground, insisting that the people’s votes would count.
“I shall stand squarely and unapologetically on these principles. The people’s votes and mandate shall stand.
“The pastor and the mother in me will not permit me to do anything that will adversely affect the future of our children,” she said.
In the results declared by the INEC, Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP) defeated his opponents Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Enyinnaya Nwafor of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) with 175, 467 votes to emerge the winner.