Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chukwuma Soludo, and Former Governor of the Central Bank has been declared winner of the just concluded Anambra governorship election by INEC.
Hew was declared the winner after returning Officer of the Anambra governorship election, Prof Florence Obi, named him the winner at the Anambra INEC office in Awka, the state capital this morning, November 10.
According to Obi, Soludo polled a total of 112,229 votes to beat his closest rival, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who polled a total of 43,285 votes. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party who polled 21,261 votes came fourth.
While giving his acceptance speech this morning, Soludo attributed his victory to the will of God.
“Let me say that with utmost humility and gratitude to God, I accept the result of the 2021 Anambra governorship election, as declared by INEC. And this reflects the supreme will of the Almighty God and the overwhelming sacred mandate of the people.” he said.
He remembered the three policemen killed by gunmen in the period of his campaign.
”At this moment we must remember and must continue to remember all those who died during the course of this moment, especially the three policemen who were killed by unknown gunmen during our town hall meeting with youths in my ward. May God continue to grant their souls eternal rest” he said