Prof. Charles Soludo
By Our Reporter
Prof. Charles Soludo has emerged the governor elect of Anambra State. This is according to the verdict of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Soludo who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, won the supplementary poll held in Ihiala Local Government on Tuesday.
Returning Officer, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Florence Obi, who announced the results early Wednesday, in Awka, Anambra State, said Soludo, having scored the highest number of votes and won more than two-third of the election in 21 Local Government, is hereby declared winner.
Soludo won 19 of the 21 Local Governments election results declared by INEC.
The APGA governorship candidate polled 112,229 votes to lead Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who posted a distant 53,807 votes to emerge second, while Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 43,285 votes to emerge third.
Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, came fourth with 21,261 votes.
The APGA governorship candidate won 19 of the 21 Local Governments declared by INEC so far. He lost in Ogbaru to PDP and Nnewi North to YPP.
Soludo got his biggest victory in Awka South, polling 12,871 votes to defeat the PDP’s candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, who scored 5,498 and Andy Uba of the APC, who got 2,595 votes.
He also scored big in Anambra East where he polled 9,746 votes to defeat Uba, who posted 2,034 votes and Ozigbo, garnering 1,380 votes.
Soludo defeated Uba in his Aguata LG, polling 9,136 votes as against 4,773 posted by the APC candidate, while Ozigbo got 3,798 votes.
In Ihiala Local Government, Soludo polled 8,283 votes to defeat Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 2,485.
Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress, APC, scored 343 votes while Ifeanyi Ubah got 344 votes.
The APC agent at the collation centre refused to sign the result announced by INEC.