Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the winner of the Anambra gubernatorial election held on November 6 and 9, 2021.
Announcing the result in Awka, the Anambra state capital on Wednesday morning, the Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Florence Obi, asserted that “Charles Chukwuma Soludo, of APGA, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is hereby, returned elected.”
The APGA candidate won in 19 of the 21 local government areas of the state.
Prof Soludo polled a total of 112,229 votes, while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, came a distant second with a total vote of 53,807, and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Andy Uba, took the third position with a total vote of 43,285 votes.
The INEC had declared the November 6 election inconclusive citing the non-participation of the electorate in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state in the poll due to security reasons, and ordered a supplementary election in the LGA on November 9.
The result of the Ihiala supplementary election showed that APGA won the highest number of votes with 8,283 votes in the area to beat the candidates of the other parties.