The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has presented a Certificate of Return to the Anambra State Governor-elect, Professor Chukwuma Soludo.
This is sequel to the emergence of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, as the winner of the just concluded governorship election.
Soludo, the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, was declared winner of the November 6 election by INEC.
After the collation of results of the 21 local government areas in the state, Soludo won in 19, after winning in Ihiala LGA.
Soludo, 61, won with 112,229 votes beating Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who garnered 53,807 votes to second place and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who garnered 43,285 votes to third.
Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) came fourth with 21,261 votes.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra State, Nkwachukwu Orji, presented the certificate to Soludo and Ibezim in Awka, the state capital on Friday.
Speaking during the presentation, Orji appealed to Soludo to uphold good governance.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye had earlier announced this in a statement.
“Following the conclusion of the election and as provided for in Section 75 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), certificates of return will be presented to the Governor-elect and Deputy Governor-elect tomorrow Friday 12th November 2021 at our State office in Awka…”