The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, a former Central Bank governor and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), as the winner of the Anambra State governorship election, which began on Saturday.

After no votes were cast in Ihiala Council, INEC declared the election inconclusive on Sunday, prompting the supplementary election.

Soludo took a comfortable lead in Saturday’s election, winning 18 of the 20 declared councils. He received 103,946 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, received 51,322 votes.

Prof Florence Obi, INEC Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, declared Soludo winner of the election at 1:52 a.m. at the State Collation Centre, Awka, after Soludo won Ihiala to take his tally to 19 councils out of 21, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Youths Progressive Party (YPP) each have one local government area. In the election, the APC did not win any council seats.

Following a two-hour delay, the supplementary election began. Security operatives turned away some early birds who flocked to the council to witness the distribution of materials.

INEC Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Florence Obi, declared Soludo winner of the election after winning Ihiala to take his tally to 19 councils out of 21, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Youths Progressive Party (YPP) both have one.