The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Soludo, has won the ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
Securing 740 votes of the 792 votes cast, Soludo defeated three others namely Okwudili Ezenwankwo, Sir Damian Okolo and Thankgod Ibe who secured 14 votes, seven votes and four votes respectively.
Led by Musa Hununu, a team from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC monitored the exercise. Also led by Deacon Samson Olaleye, a team from the APGA headquarters declared Soludo winner and handed him the certificate of return
Soludo in his acceptance speech promised to take the state to a higher level if voted for as the next governor of Anambra State in November. He also commended the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano for the massive infrastructural development of the state and assured that he would improve on what the governor has done.
Governor Obiano in his speech said, “Our job has just started and we will do 21/ 21 again in November.” He commended the NWC and the State Working Committee, SWC, of the party for the peaceful conduct of the primaries.