#AnambraDecides2021: How Soludo won Ihiala to verify victory in governorship election

Charles Soludo, the All Progressives Gargantuan Alliance (APGA) candidate, has won the Anambra Inform governorship election after a hit in the sole final local authorities plot in the verbalize, Ihiala.

Mr Soludo defeated 17 others, in conjunction with Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) in the election which modified into seen as obligatory for the methodology ahead for APGA as a political birthday party.

The verbalize Returning Officer for the election, Florence Obi, the vice-chancellor of University of Calabar, declared Mr Soludo winner in the early hours of Wednesday, round 1: 57 a.m. at INEC’s verbalize collation centre, Awka.

Mr Soludo, a 61-year-ragged professor of economics and feeble governor of Central Monetary institution of Nigeria (CBN), won the election in 19 out of the 21 local authorities areas of the verbalize.

He scored 112,229 votes, while his closest rival, Mr Ozigbo of PDP scored 53,807, leaving a margin of 58,422 votes.

The APC candidate, Mr Uba scored 43,285.

The APGA candidate misplaced in Ogbaru Local Executive Home, which modified into won by PDP candidate, and Nnewi North won by Ifeanyi Ubah of the Younger Progressives Celebration (YPP).

The YPP candidate scored a filled with 21,261 votes in the election to shut assist fourth.

Mr Soludo won in Aguata Local Executive Home which is where he and his two main opponents – Messrs Uba and Ozigbo – hail from.

The APGA candidate made a fearless express along with his take in the polling unit of the Anambra Deputy Governor, Nkem Okeke, who now no longer too lengthy in the past defected from APGA to APC. Mr Soludo went ahead to take the election in the local authorities plot – Njikoka.

The full votes solid in the Anambra 2021 governorship election is 249,631.

Mr Soludo is the 2d CBN leader to be elected a verbalize governor in Nigeria’s ancient previous after late Clement Isong who modified into authorities of the ragged Frightful River Inform all over Nigeria’s 2nd Republic.

The feeble CBN governor had beforehand taken a shot at the Anambra governorship in 2009 below the PDP, but misplaced the election to Peter Obi of APGA.

He resigned from PDP in 2013 and went over to APGA so as to contest the Anambra governorship election of that year but modified into declared unqualified by the birthday party’s screening committee.

Supplementary election in Ihiala

Mr Soludo modified into already main other candidates by a huge margin when INEC suspended the collation of election results in the early hours of Monday and announced that election must be held in Ihiala Local Executive Home on Tuesday as required by legislation – The margin between Mr Soludo and his closest rival, Mr Ozigbo modified into 52,624 votes, whereas there are 148,361 registered voters in Ihiala, in accordance to INEC.


The associated rate talked about it modified into unable to conduct an election in Ihiala on Saturday thanks to a chance of violence.

On the head of Tuesday’s election in Ihiala, Mr Soludo scored 8,283 votes to defeat Mr Ozigbo who had 2,485 votes. APC scored 343 votes and YPP 344.

The approved voters for the election in Ihiala modified into 12,299 out of the 148,361 registered voters.

For the length of the political debate in Awka, Mr Soludo talked about Nigeria modified into going via  “hazardous times” because it tries to switch away from oil to a non-oil economy, and that Anambra, admire other states in the nation, needs a “transformational leader”.

He described himself as a “home boy” and the leader that Anambra needs in a “time admire this.”

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