Finally, the chicken has come home to roost as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Charles Soludo, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, the winner of the November 6 Anambra State governorship election.

Declaring the result, INEC’s Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Florence Obi, said that the APGA candidate polled a total of 112,229 votes to defeat his closest rival and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who polled 53,807 votes.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Andy Uba, came a distant third with 43,285 votes.

Details of the result showed that Anambra State has a total 2,466,638 registered voters, out of which only 253,388, 10.3 per cent, were accredited to vote in the election.

Total votes cast in the election were 249,631, while valid votes stood at 241,523 and rejected votes were 8,108.

Eighteen political parties participated in the election and below is how the parties fared:

A – 2054

AA – 83

AAC – 588

ADC – 324

ADP – 773

APC – 43,285

APGA – 112,229

APM – 301

APP – 139

BP – 186

LP – 2802

NNPP – 117

NPRM – 213

PDP – 53807

PRP – 437

SDP – 842

YPP – 21261

ZLP – 2082


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