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Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, has won the Anambra governorship election.

He polled 112,229 votes after the count of votes garnered in Tuesday’s supplementary election in Ihiala Local Government.

Soludo extended his lead to secure an emphatic victory in the hard-fought election.

He won in 19 local government areas and scored 25% in all the 21 local government areas of the state.

His closest rival, Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, came a distant second with 53,807 votes, while the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Andy Uba, came third with 43,285.

Anambra has a total of 2,466, 638 registered voters, while 253, 388 were accredited for the election.


The result of the supplementary election held in the Ihiala local government area on Tuesday showed that Soludo of APGA polled 8,283 votes, while Ozigbo of PDP polled 2,485 votes. Senator Uba of APC scored 343 votes in the local government.

The collation officer for Ihiala, Dr Jarma Anagbogu of the University of Calabar, who announced the result from Ihiala, said there was no election in Orsumoghu and Lilu communities because of security challenges.


Anagbogu said: “In the process of the election, we received report that there was resistance in Orsumoghu and Lilu where INEC had deployed staff members but they could not enter the communities.”


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