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BREAKING NEWS: Charles Soludo wins Anambra governorship election

 Ex-governor of the Central Bank and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chukwuma Soludo, has been declared winner of the Anam...


 Ex-governor of the Central Bank and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chukwuma Soludo, has been declared winner of the Anambra governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The Returning Officer of the Anambra governorship election, Florence Obi, announced the result earlier this morning at the Anambra INEC office in Awka.

Soludo won with 112,229 votes beating Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party polled 21,261 votes came fourth.

NE recalls that voting was extended to Tuesday to allowing voting take place in Ihiala LGA, which was the only local government left.

While APGA gathered 8,283 votes, PDP came second with 2,485 votes, while APC got 343 votes.

Breakdown

He won in 19 local government areas of the state and scored 25% in all the 21 local government areas of the state.

His closest rival, Mr. Val Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, came second with 53,807 votes, while the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, came third with 43,285.

Anambra has a total of 2,466,638 registered voters, while 253,388 were accredited for the election.

The supplementary election held in Ihiala local government area on Tuesday was also won by Soludo who polled 8,283 votes, while Ozigbo polled 2,485 votes.

Senator Andy Uba of APC scored 343 votes in the local government.

 The collation officer for Ihiala, Dr. Jarma Anagbogu of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, who announced the result from Ihiala, said there was no election in Orsumoghu and Lilu communities because of security challenges.

Anagbogu said: “In the process of the election, we received report that there was resistance in Orsumoghu and Lilu.

“INEC had deployed staff to the communities, but they could not enter.”

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