Anambra Guber: Soludo Emerges APGA Candidate For Nov. 6 Poll
Prof. Chukwum Soludo, an Economist and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday won the primary election of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in a landslide to emerge as the candidate of the party.
Deacon Samson Olalere, Returning Officer said Soludo scored a total of 740 votes out of 792 valid votes cast by delegates to win the contest.
Olalere said the Economist beat his rivals Rep Okwudili Ezenwakwo, Damian Okolo and Thankgod Ibeh who scored 41, 7 and 4 votes respectively to emerge.
He said a total of 812 delegates were registered out of which 795 accredited and 792 voted.
The returning officer subsequently issued Soludo APGA’s Certificate of Return.
In his remark, Obiano congratulated Soludo for his victory while calling on party faithful to continue to support the party.
In his acceptance speech, Soludo said he was humbled by the overwhelming votes with which he was returned.
He thanked his co contestants for their gallantly while extending an olive branch to them adding that APGA was a big house which had enough rooms to accommodate everyone.
He promised to build on the success of successive past administrations when he eventually gets elected governor in November.
Soludo thanked Obiano for his leadership style and Dr Victor Oye, National Chairman of APGA under whom the party had grown in leaps and bound to be the third strongest party in Nigeria.