Charles Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), took and maintained the lead in the Anambra State governorship election on Sunday.
Soludo, a former governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank (CBN), won 18 of the 20 local government areas when results were declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Elections did not take place in Ihiala Local Government Area, hence a supplementary election has been called for Tuesday, November 9.
Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) are the other leading candidates in the race.
According to the results from the 20 LGAs, Soludo received 103,946 votes, more than double that of his nearest opponent, PDP’s Valentine Ozigbo, who received 51,322 votes.
Andy Uba of the APC received the third-most votes – 42,942 – while Ifeanyi Ubah of the YPP received 20,917.