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Soludo wins Anambra governorship election

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) the winner of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra.

Soludo polled a total of112,229 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 53, 807 to emerge second.

 

Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate got a total of 43,285 votes to emerge the third position.

Prof. Florence Obi, Returning Officer for 2021 Anambra Governorship election announced this in the early hours of Wednesday at INEC headquarters, Awka.

The commission, however, fixed Tuesday, November 9 for a supplementary election in Ihiala.

Announcing the final result, Obi noted that after adding up the results collated from Ihiala, Soludo continued his lead in the election.

She said that Soludo won in 19 out of the 21 Local Government Areas of the State.

She said Soludo scored the highest number of votes cast and certified all the requirements of being declared the winner.

 

“I, Prof Florence Obi, hereby certify that I am the returning officer of the Anambra state governorship election conducted on 6th and 9th of November 2021; that the election was held and Prof Charles Soludo having certified the requirement is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” she said.

She said Soludo polled a total of 112,229 votes followed by Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 53,807 votes and Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who had 53,807 votes.

Reacting to the outcome, former National Chairman of APGA, Senator Victor Umeh, urged those who lost in the election to accept and join the party to move the state forward.

 

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