Posted on Nov 08, 2021
The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Prof Charles Soludo, is coasting home to victory in the Anambra State governorship election.
According to the results so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the professor of economics and former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor has won majority votes in 18 out of 20 local governments declared so far.
Collation of results will continue after tomorrow’s supplementary election in Ihiala Local Government Area, where the election did not hold.
Returning Officer, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Florence Banku-Obi, said a valid declaration of a winner could not be made without the supplementary poll.
“It is important to complete the election before a determination can be made,” she said, explaining that the election did not hold in Ihiala due to logistics challenges caused by security threats.
The Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, won Nnewi North council, while Valentine Ozigbo of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won Ogbaru council.
Soludo defeated the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige in his Idemili South local government.