Soludo Defeats APC & PDP, Takes Early Lead


Charles Soludo, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has amassed the highest number of votes in eight local government areas (LGAs) in the Anambra State governorship election.

There are 21 LGAs in the state and the APGA candidate, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has won in eight LGAs.

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria defeated Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The three frontrunners in the Anambra governorship election are from Aguata.

Soludo had 9,136 votes to defeat the other contenders, The Cable reports.

The APC candidate came a distant second after getting 4,773 votes.

Ozigbo, the PDP candidate, followed closely after getting 3,798 votes.

While announcing the result on Sunday, Alim Ajake, the LGA returning officer, said the election did not hold in some units in four wards.

Ajake listed the affected wards as Umuchu I Ekwulobia II, Igbo-Ukwu I and Igbo-Ukwu II.

The returning officer said the total number of registered voters in Aguata LGA is 14,4766.

He said while 20,809 voters were accredited, 20,202 voted.

According to him, 19,548 votes were valid and 654 were rejected.


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