Soludo in early lead in Anambra governorship poll

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the some of the results of the governorship election held in Anambra State on Saturday, November 6, 2021.

Early results showed that the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the election, Prof. Charles Soludo, was leading the polls as results from different local government areas were announced.

Anambra has 21 local government areas and Soludo is reportedly leading in one-third, clearing all the nine area council polls so far been announced.

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

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 Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP).

According to Channels Television, from the local government areas announced so far, Soludo 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.

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.

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.

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