Anambra Guber: INEC Declares Prof. Soludo Winner
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) the winner of November 6 governorship election in Anambra.
Soludo polled a total of 112,229 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.
INEC had suspended collation of results late Sunday night and declared the exercise inconclusive following non conduct of election in Ihiala local Government area.
The commission however, fixed Tuesday Nov. 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.
Sen. Ifeanyi Uba of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) won in his home Local Government, Nnewi North in spite of coming a distant fourth in the overall score card with 21,261 votes.
The returning officer, who doubles as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, said: “Prof. Chukwuma Soludo having scored the highest number of valid votes was declared winner of the election”.
Obi said that the total number of valid votes was 241,523, while 8,108 were void.
The returning officer had earlier stated that Anambra with a total number of 2,466,638 registered voters only had a total of 253, 388 accredited voters for the election which began on Nov. 6 and was extended to Nov.9, 2021.