Anambra update: Soludo’s APGA leading as INEC defends voting extension to Sunday
As results continue to trickle in from several polling units across Anambra State, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is currently in an early lead.
Results already collated from various polling units in the state showed that the ruling party is ahead of other tough contenders including the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
It was observed that as of 12 am on Sunday morning, most wards in Awka South, Awka North, Aguata, Anambra West, Njikoka and other local governments had completed their election with Soludo of APGA leading in most of the polling units.
Major candidates in the ongoing election include Professor Chukwua Soludo (APGA), Senator Andy Uba, All Progressives Congress (APC), and Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Live results collated so far has Soludo of APGA is leading APC and the PDP candidates.
BREAKING: APGA Governorship Candidate, Soludo Leads In 5 LGAs
The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Charles Soludo has won five Local Government Areas in the ongoing governorship election in Anambra State.
The local governments won by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria are Awka South, Onitsha South and Enugu Anambra East, Anaocha, and Anambra East.
Anambra State has 21 LGAS by results from five local government have been announced at LG collation centres and it has been in the favour of Soludo.
Soludo has a total of 38,413 votes from the five LGAs and he is been followed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Valentine Ozigbo who has 14,543 votes, while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Andy Uba, scored 8,145 votes.
Below are the results of the candidates in the LGAs.
APC – 2595 APGA – 12891 PDP – 5489
Onitsha South LG
APC – 2050 APGA – 4281 PDP – 2253
Anambra East LGA
APC 381 APGA: 4584 PDP: 313
Anambra East LGA
APC 2034 APGA: 9746 PDP: 1380
APC – 2085 APGA – 6911 PDP – 5,108
But INEC has announced the continuation of the exercise today (Sunday) due to unavoidable delay experienced during the exercise on Saturday.
Meanwhile, hoodlums disrupted the exercise in some communities as election materials meant for over 57 polling units were allegedly snatched.
Oba 1 and 2 wards, RAs, Idemili South Local Government Area were affected by the activities of the hoodlums.
The Anambra State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Nwachukwu Orji confirmed the development on Channels Television Saturday evening.
According to him, “Part of the report we got regarding our deployment in different polling units — we were not able to finish deployment in some polling units because of several reasons. One of the reasons is, we were prevented by community members in some local government areas from deploying.
“So, we have some resistance in these places. While election materials were snatched and destroyed in some other places. Example is Oba 1 & 2 wards, RAs, Idemili South LGA where materials up to 57 polling units were snatched.”
Official INEC results for 2021 Anambra gubernatorial election
***APGA won 17 out of 19 local governments called. ***PDP won 1 local government. ***YPP won 1 local government. ***No results declared for Ihiala LGA as elections did not hold. No results declared for Orumba North LGA. Result is contested.