The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof Charles Soludo from the Anambra elections held in Anambra State, has won 18 local councils, leaving the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) winning one each.
The announcement was made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the state collation centre in Awka yesterday. The Guardian reports that APGA candidates won in 18 of the 21 local government areas of the state. While one local government was won by the PDP candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, while YPP candidate, Ifeanyi Ubah, also won in one local government.
Soludo leads with over 148,000 registered voters while his closest challenger leads, Ozigbo leads with 52,000.
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However, the election was not held in Ihiala due to the suspension of election in Ihiala Local Government Area. This was made known by the officer in charge, Ahmadu Umar. The postponement in Ihiala was as a result of alleged irregularities discovered in most communities in the council. According to Umar, there were 148,407 registered voters in the council, yet there was no election in the council area on Saturday due to activities of some politicians who tried to rig the election.
The election has been rescheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 9, as Umar warned troublemakers to steer clear of all venues where the election will be held in the council.