Anambra Governorship Election: Soludo Wins 16 Of 18 LGAs Announced By INEC

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Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance has garnered more votes than his main challengers in Saturday’s governorship election, winning all the 16 out of 18 local government areas results announced so far by the electoral office INEC. The state has 21 local government areas and the candidates of APC and PDP are the runners-up so far.

Mr Soludo, 61, has been locked in a close contest with Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party and Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party. The candidates are seeking to replace Governor Willie Obiano, the only APGA governor in the country.

Mr Obiano supported Mr Soludo during the primaries and pulled resources that aided his ardent campaign against candidates of the two biggest political parties, APC and PDP.

The 18 LGAs so far announced are Onitsha South, Ndemili South, Anyamelum, Oyi, Dunukofia, Awka South, Aguata, Anaocha, Orumba North, Orumba South, Njikoka, Idemili North, Onitsha North, Ogbaru, Nnewi North and Anambra East. Voting will, however, be allowed to continue on Sunday across polling units where delays were forced by widespread voting machine malfunctions.

PDP and YPP have won a local government area each.

From announced results, APGA scored 96,916; PDP scored 46,862; and APC scored 39,667.

Announced results:

  1. Aguata LGA

APC: 4,773
APGA: 9,136
PDP: 3,798

  1. Awka South LGA

APC: 2,595
APGA: 12,891
PDP: 5,489

  1. Anambra East LGA

APC: 2,034
APGA: 9,746
PDP: 1,380

  1. Onitsha South LGA

APC: 2,050
APGA: 4,281
PDP: 2,253

  1. Orumba North LGA

APC: 2,692
APGA: 4,826
PDP: 1,863

  1. Orumba South LGA

APC: 2,060
APGA: 4,394
PDP: 1,672

  1. Anaocha LGA

APC: 2,085
APGA: 6,911
PDP: 5,108

  1. Ekwusigo LGA

APC: 1,237
APGA: 2,570
PDP: 1,857

  1. Dunukofia LGA

APC: 1, 991
APGA: 4,124
PDP: 1,680

  1. Oyi LGA

APC: 2,830
APGA: 6,133
PDP: 2,484

  1. Ayamelum LGA

APC: 2,409
APGA: 3,424
PDP: 2,804

  1. Idemili South LGA

APC: 1,039
APGA: 2,312
PDP: 2,016

  1. Njikoka LGA

APC: 3,216
APGA: 8,803
PDP: 3,409

  1. Nnewi North LGA

APC: 1,278
APGA: 3,369
PDP: 1,511
YPP: 6,485

  1. Ogbaru LGA

APC: 1,178
APGA: 3,051
PDP: 3,445

  1. Onitsha North LGA

APC: 3,909
APGA: 5,587
PDP: 3,781

  1. Idemili North LGA

APC: 2,291
APGA: 5,358
PDP: 2,312

  1. Nnewi South LGA

APC: 1,307
APGA: 3,243
PDP: 2,226
YPP: 1,327