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Anambra Election: Soludo Receives Certificate Of Return (Photos)

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Anambra Election: Soludo Receives Certificate Of ReturnIndependent National Electoral Commission has on Friday presented the Certificate of Return to Professor Chukwuma Soludo for winning the Anambra State governorship election which held on November 6.

The presentation took place in Awka, the Anambra State capital with his Deputy also present at the event.

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The Deputy Governor-Elect, Onyedikachukwu Ibezim was also presented with the certificate.

Soludo was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance which is currently ruling the state with Governor Willie Obiano.

He won 19 of the 21 local governments areas including Ihiala LGA which had its own election done on Monday.

Soludo polled 112,229 votes, thereby defeating his closest rivals, Valentine Ozigbo of Peoples Democratic Party who polled 53,807 votes, Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes and Ifeanyi Ubah of Young Progressive Party who polled 21,261 votes.

He was declared winner of the election by the state Returning Officer for the election, Florence Obi, on Wednesday.

In April, the Supreme Court affirmed Soludo as the APGA governorship candidate after it sacked a former APGA candidate, Chukwuma Umeoji, who was initially listed as the party’s candidate.

Also in April, Soludo narrowly escaped death when some gunmen attacked him and his aides during a town hall meeting in Isuofia, his hometown in Aguata Local Government Area of the state.

The assailants killed three of his police orderlies prompting him to dedicate his victory to them on Wednesday.

Soludo is expected to be sworn into office in March 2022 after the expiration of Governor Willie Obiano‘s second term in office, who is also a member of APGA.

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