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Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State

The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof Chukwuma Soludo has been declared the winner of Saturdays governorship election in Anambra State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Soludo, who is a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria was announced as the winner by the Returning Officer of the Anambra Governorship Election, Prof Florence Obi on Wednesday morning at the INEC office in Awka, Anambra State.

She said, “That Charles Chukwuma Soludo of APGA, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”

The November 6 election was earlier declared inconclusive by INEC till supplementary election was held in the Ihiala Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.

Soludo won 19 of the 21 local governments areas including Ihiala LGA with a total of 112,229 votes.

The 61-year-old  defeated his closest rival, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes.

Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party polled 21,261 votes to come fourth.

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