Professor Soludo used to be the APGA candidate within the election.Professor Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Big Alliance (APGA) has swept to victory within the Anambra governorship elections, winning 19 of the 21 local authorities areas of the stammer.
“That Charles Chukwuma Soludo of APGA, having happy the requirements of the regulation is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” acknowledged the Neutral National Electoral Commission’s Chief Returning Officer for the ballot, Professor Florence Obi, in announcing the tip result on Wednesday morning.
Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (Mr Valentine Ozigbo) and Young Progressives Occasion (Senator Ifeanyi Ubah) each and every obtained a neighborhood authorities.
Nonetheless the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba, used to be unable to have any local authorities within the election.
Soludo, 61, a inclined Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, secured 112,229 votes, twice greater than his closes rival – PDP’s Ozigbo to be returned as winner of the election.
Ozigbo had 53,807 votes while the different two frontline contenders – Uba and Ubah scored 43,285 and 21,261 votes respectively.
VIDEOBreakdown of votes by the four frontline parties in step with LGAs
S/NLGAAPCAPGAPDPYPPREMARK1AGUATA4,7739,1363,7981,070APGA2ANAMBRA EAST2,0349,7461,380559APGA3ANAMBRA WEST1,2331,9181,401357APGA4ANAOCHA2,0856,9115,108868APGA5AWKA NORTH7551,908840381APGA6AWKA SOUTH2,59512,8915,498919APGA7AYAMELUM2,4093,4242,804407APGA8DUNUKOFIA1,9914,1241,6801,360APGA9EKWUSIGO1,2372,5701,857727APGA10IDEMILI NORTH2,2915,3582,312902APGA11IDEMILI SOUTH1,0392,3122,016752APGA12IHIALA3438,2832,485344APGA13NJIKOKA3,2168,8033,409924APGA14NNEWI NORTH1,2783,3691,5116,485YPP15NNEWI SOUTH1,3073,2432,2261,327APGA16OGBARU1,1783,0513,445484PDP17ONITSHA NORTH3,9095,5873,781682APGA18ONITSHA SOUTH2,0504,2812,253271APGA19ORUMBA NORTH2,6724,7871,847655APGA20ORUMBA SOUTH2,0604,3941,672887APGA21OYI2,8306,1332,484900APGATOTAL21 LGAs43,285112,22953,80721,261APGATotal Registered Voters2,466,638Total Common Voters253,388Total Right Votes241,523Total Rejected Votes8,108Total Votes Solid249,631No RetreatSoludo’s victory comes on the heels of a toughly contested election that spilled into a supplementary pollover security concerns in thought to be one of the dear 21 local authorities areas – Ihiala.
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Because the unique explain, election outcomes had been trickling in a day after the election and these from 20 local authorities areas had been collated, aside from Ihiala.
Occasion agents, newshounds, and observers, amongst others, had waited till the early hours of the third day (Monday) for a winner to be declared earlier than events took a hurry turn.
Somewhat than declaring a winner, Professor Obi announced the suspension of the collation exercise no topic announcing the total votes scored by the contenders within the 20 LGAs collated up to now.
She went on to convey that a supplementary election desires to be performed within the 326 polling devices across Ihiala, announcing this used to be in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution.
Breakdown of votes by all 18 political parties
S/NPARTYVOTES1A2,0542AA833AAC5884ADC3245ADP7736APC43,2857APGA112,229 (WINNER)8APM3019APP13910BP18611LP2,80212NNPP11713NRM21314PDP53,80715PRP43716SDP84217YPP21,26118ZLP2,082Total Registered Voters2,466,638Total Common Voters253,388Total Right Votes241,523Total Rejected Votes8,108Total Votes Solid249,631The inclined banker used to be elected because the next Chief Executive of Anambra on his second speed to manipulate the stammer. He first contested in 2009 on the platform of the PDP.
The construct-as a lot as the election used to be characterised by important campaigning in an atmosphere stuffed with security concerns and uncertainty.
Amid these concerns, the Federal Government thought to be declaring a stammer of emergency within the stammer to operate definite the pollwould proceed as scheduled.
It took the deployment of some 43,000 police officers and hundreds of alternative security agents, including troopers for the election to be held.
A policeman wields a gun at a polling unit on November 6, 2021. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.Soludo’s victory manner he’s going to be succeeding Willie Obiano who’s within the closing months of his second term and that APGA will seemingly be retaining energy within the stammer, which it has governed since 2006.
Threats DefiedAfter weeks of uncertainty and mounting power, the election held peacefully because the electorate went to their respective polling devices to vote for the candidates of their preference, defying security threats.
Observers monitoring the election, on the different hand, reported incidents of vote-procuring for and failure of accreditation devices – Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), amongst others.
The instrument failure used to be additionally skilled at the governor-elect’s polling unit in Aguata Local Government where he waited for over 5 hours earlier than he may per chance additionally vote.
A combination of photography taking pictures the election at assorted polling devices. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.This at the origin sparked power at the polling dwelling as correct one particular person out of the 717 registered voters used to be in a dwelling to vote, about one and half hours into the election.
In other locations, the different frontline candidates voted with out any glitch recorded.
Uneasy QuestIn events that ended in the election, it used to be an uneasy quest for Soludo in his high-tail to be triumphant Obiano because the next governor of the stammer.
Following a series of drama accompanied by the disaster inner APGA and conflicting judgements resulting from the uncover together’s most foremost, INEC lastly recognised Soludo as APGA candidate and Ibezim Onyekachukwu Gilbert as his working mate on August 19.
This adopted a judgement of the Courtroom of Charm in Kano which put aside the judgement of the Jigawa Order Excessive Courtroom on the uncover together’s leadership and nomination of candidates.
Better than a month later, APGA formally flagged off its campaign for the election, and Soludo used to be presented the uncover together’s flag to formally recognise him as its candidate – bringing an quit to all disputes referring to to the uncover together’s candidacy.
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At the tournament held six weeks earlier than the election, Soludo started his acceptance speech with a tune titled ‘Who Can Fight With The Lord?’ after which he thanked the uncover together leaders and contributors for their toughen for the length of the events that ended in his emergence because the uncover together’s candidate.
“The subsequent thing that may per chance additionally silent occur in Anambra will seemingly be to consolidate the shapely works which will be ongoing, in particular below the 16 years of APGA in Anambra Order,” he promised.