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Charles Soludo, winner of Anambra governorship election

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Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Prof Charles Soludo has been declared as the winner of Anambra governorship election.

Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), won 19 of the 21 local government areas.

Mr Soludo polled a total of112,229 votes to defeat his closest rival, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 53, 807 to emerge second.

Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate got a total of 43,285 votes to emerge the third position.

Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) came fourth with 21,261 votes. Mr Ubah also won in one local government, same as Mr Ozigbo, with Mr Soludo winning in the remaining 19 local governments.

The Returning Officer for 2021 Anambra governorship election, Florence Obi, announced this in the early hours of Wednesday at INEC headquarters, Awka.

“That Charles Chukwuma Soludo of APGA, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” the vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar said.

Soludo will be sworn into office next March after the expiration of the two-term tenure of the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano, a member of APGA.

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