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Soludo opens lead in Anambra governorship race



Professor Charles Soludo, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Sunday opened the lead in the Anambra State governorship election.

Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has clearly won 10 of the 11 local government areas announced so far by the collation officers.

The collation of results is ongoing at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Awka.

Other top contenders in the election are Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP).

From the local government areas announced so far, Soludo has polled a total of 66,388 votes.

He is followed by 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.

Although, results from 10 more local government areas have yet to be announced.

Egobiambu Emmanuel

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