The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Charles Soludo has won in the local government area of a prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi.
Though Obi, a former Governor of the state is not on the ballot papers as a contestant, political watchers were keen to see the outcome of the Anambra governorship election from his local government.
According to results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Soludo of APGA won in Njikoka Local Government Area.
He polled 8,803 votes to defeat the PDP candidate (3,409), the APC candidate (3,216), and other candidates in Saturday’s election.
Meanwhile, Soludo has been declared winner in 17 out of 21 local government election results so far declared in Anambra State.
The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with the development, is moving closer to being officially declared as the winner of the 2021 Anambra governorship election.
Soludo has steadily extended his lead over other candidates as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) continues to announce the results of Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra.
So far, the APGA candidate has won in Dunukofia, Awka North, Awka South, Oyi, Ayamelum, Anaocha, Anambra East, Idemili North, Idemili South, Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Njikoka, Nnewi South, Anambra West, Aguata, Orumba South and Ekwusigo local government areas.