Prof Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has been declared winner in 17 local government areas out of the 19 announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Anambra governorship election.
After the result of Anambra West was announced by the INEC returning officer, Dr German Anagbogu – where the APC got 1,233, PDP got 1,401 while APGA won with 1,918 – the collation was adjourned briefly.
State returning officer and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi said: “We are going to discuss one of the local governments (Orumba North), then in Ihiala there was no election at all. We will take a break now and come back.”
Meanwhile, there are reports of jubilation at the residence of Soludo over his presumptive victory in the polls.