President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) over his emergence as the winner in the gubernatorial election in Anambra State.
It can be recalled that the candidate of the APC, the President’s party, Andy Ubah could not secure the required amount of votes to clinch the highly contested seat.
A statement signed by Femi Adesina on Wednesday read; “The President praises the security agencies for their determination to ensure that the election went on as smoothly as possible, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conclusion of the exercise despite the initial challenges encountered.”
“President Buhari enjoins Prof. Soludo, member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee, to rally other stakeholders to tackle the enormous challenges confronting the State and the Southeast in general.”
“The President looks forward to working with the incoming governor for the peace, security, and development of not only Anambra State, but the entire country.”
BETTER DAYS AHEAD! Soludo Will Start Transforming Anambra From The First Day – APGA National Chairman Says
Speaking on the just concluded Anambra Governorship Election, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Victor Oye, says the winner, Chukwuma Soludo, will replicate his successes at the Central Bank of Nigeria when sworn in by March 2022.
He spoke in an exclusive interview with the Punch Newspaper on Wednesday shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Soludo of the prolonged election that ended with a supplementary poll in the 21st local government in the South-East state.
Sixty-one-year-old Soludo won with 112,229 votes beating Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party polled 21,261 votes came fourth.
ANAMBRA ELECTION: Why I Voted Prof Soludo As Governor – ADC Candidate Speaks
The candidate African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the just concluded Anambra State governorship election, Nze Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo has given very cogent reasons why he voted for Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo.
He disclosed this at his country home Okija Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state while speaking with a team of journalists on the conduct of the supplementary election said Okija and the entire Ihiala LGA rooted for APGA and that Anambra people have shown that it is Soludo they need, judging from the election results.
He said another reason was that he deemed it very consequential to vote for APGA because it was already the winning political party in the election and that the African Democratic Congress (ADC) also gave its blessings and endorsements.
Nwankpo said the founding members of APGA were those who founded ADC; that he also came from APGA to become ADC candidate in the election. He said Soludo is his friend and that Governor Willie Obiano has a good heart too.