The incumbent Governor of Anambra state and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Willie Obiano, has emerged winner of Saturday, November 18, governorship election in the state.
According to the INEC returning officer, Prof. 457, 311 were accredited for the election and the total votes cast were 448, 771. The candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and incumbent governor of the state, Willie Obiano polled a total number of 234, 071 while the candidate of APC, polled 98, 752. The candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 70,293 while the candidate of UPP, Osita Chiidoka polled 7, 903. 448, 771 votes cast
Other results are:
ACAB – 1036
ACD – 232
ACPN – 346
APC – 98, 752
APDA – 2011
APGA 234, 071
UPP 7, 903
The total valid votes were 422, 314 while 26, 457 were rejected.
New Telegraph reports that Obiano who will serve for another four years as governor defeated 36 others to emerge the winner.
Voice Of Ndigbo gathered that he won in all the 21 local government areas by a wide margin after winning his local government, Anambra east and defeated all his opponents in their local governments.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Tony Nwoye, is far behind in second position. The PDP candidate Oseloka Obaze, came third while Osita Chidoka of the UPP came a distant fourth.
There were 2.16 million voters with permanent voter cards for the election which had a record 37 contestants.
Meanwhile, Governor Willie Obiano is projected to be returned as governor in the Anambra state following his performance in the polls held on Saturday, November 18.