Former CBN Gov, Soludo Wins Anambra APGA Governorship Ticket
Daily Metro News NG
The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Chukwuma Soludo yesterday, June-23, won the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ticket to contest November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
Soludo polled 740 votes out of 792 valid votes cast by delegates at the party’s primary in Awka, the state capital.
The Returning Officer for the election, Samson Olalere while declaring the results of the exercise, said Soludo has fulfilled all the provisions of Electoral Act and APGA guidelines.
Soludo beat members of the House of Representative rivals Hon. Okwudili Ezenwakwo, Hon. Damian Okolo and Thankgod Ibeh, who scored 41, seven and four votes respectively.
Olalere said a total of 812 delegates were registered out of which 795 accredited and 792 voted.
The returning officer also issued the APGA candidate Certificate of Return after Gov. Willie Obiano, raised up Soludo’s hand as the duly elected candidate of the party in the forthcoming election.
Gov. Obiano congratulated Soludo for his victory and called on party faithfuls to support him for success
Charles Soludo while accepting his nomination said he was humbled by the overwhelming votes with which he emerged.
He also thanked his co-contestants for their gallantry while extending an olive branch to them, adding that APGA is a big house with enough rooms to accommodate everyone.
The former CBN boss promised to build on the success of past administrations in the state if he eventually becomes the elected governor in November.
Soludo also thanked Obiano for his leadership style and APGA National Chairman Dr. Victor Oye, who he noted grew the party to be the third strongest in the country.
A Chieftain of APGA, Neville Uchendu described the primary election’s outcome as a tip of the iceberg on what would happen at the poll.
“Soludo is greatly loved by Anambra people and they will massively vote for him during the election,” he said.