Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance has garnered more votes than his main challengers in Saturday’s governorship election, winning all the seven local government areas results announced so far by the electoral office INEC. The state has 21 local government areas and the candidates of APC and PDP are the runners-up so far.

Mr Soludo, 61, has been locked in a close contest with Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party and Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party. The candidates are seeking to replace Governor Willie Obiano, the only APGA governor in the country. 

Mr Obiano supported Mr Soludo during the primaries and pulled resources that aided his ardent campaign against candidates of the two biggest political parties, APC and PDP.   

The seven LGAs so far announced are Onitsha South, Awka South, Aguata, Anaocha, Orumba North, Orumba South, Njikoka and Anambra East. Voting will, however, be allowed to continue on Sunday across polling units where delays were forced by widespread voting machine malfunctions.

Announced results:

1. Aguata LGA 

APC: 4,773 

APGA: 9,136

PDP: 3,798

2. Awka South LGA

APC: 2,595

APGA: 12,891

PDP: 5,489

3. Anambra East LGA 

APC: 2,034 

APGA: 9,746 

PDP: 1,380

4. Onitsha South LGA 

APC: 2,050 

APGA: 4,281 

PDP: 2,253

5. Orumba North LGA

APC: 2,692 

APGA: 4,826

PDP: 1,863

6. Orumba South LGA 

APC: 2,060 

APGA: 4,394 

PDP: 1,672

7. Anaocha LGA 

APC: 2,085 

APGA:  6,911 

PDP: 5,108

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