The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and its candidate, Charles Soludo, have been projected to win the Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State.
While the official result is yet to be declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the former CBN governor is in an early lead, winning 10 from the 11 LGAs that have been officially announced as at press time.
APGA has produced the last two governors of the Southeast State, confirming their strong hold and popularity. This trend could continue with Soludo.
Results so far hints that the party has clinched about half of the 21 LGAs in the state, including Onitsha North and Anaocha, that are perceived to be determinants in terms of numbers, going by previous elections.
There were feelers of a keen contest between the candidates but Soludo boasted of a win even if 100 voters were to decide the fate of the election.
Soludo, with 66,388 votes so far, would be followed by PDP’s Ozigbo, Uba, and Ubah, who scored 29,815, 23,587, and 14,332 votes respectively.
A breakdown of the results showed that in Dunukofia LG, APGA scored 4,124 votes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 1,680 while the All Progressives Congress (APC) had 1,991.
In Awka South LGA, APGA polled 12,891 votes, PDP – 5,498, and APC – 2,595.
For Oyi LG, APGA won with 6,133 votes, followed by the APC- 2,830, and PDP – 2,484, while in Ayamelum LG, the results are as followed: APGA – 3,424, PDP- 2,804, APC – 2,409.
Anambra East LGA recorded the following result: APGA – 9,746, APC – 2,034, and PDP – 1,380.
Results from Anaocha Local Government Area showed that APGA had 6,911 votes, PDP – 5,108, and APC – 2,085.
The election result in Idemili South LGA is as followed: APGA -2,312; PDP -2,016; APC – 1,039 and YPP -752.
Election result from Onitsha South LGA saw the parties polling these votes: APC: 2,050; APGA – 4,281; PDP – 2,253 and YPP – 271 and for Njikoka LG, it was the APC – 3,216; APGA – 8,803; PDP – 3,409 and YPP – 924.
For Nnewi North LGA, it was APC – 1,278; APGA -3,369; PDP -1,511 and YPP – 6,485
Orumba South had the following result: APC – 2,060; APGA – 4,394; PDP -1,672;
YPP – 887.
Results from 10 more local government areas are yet to be announced at press time.