Soludo wins majority votes cast even as election appears inconclusive

The candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA),Charles Chukwuma Soludo,has secured the majority of the votes cast in Saturday’s Anambra governorship election.

The results of the election were formally announced at the INEC state collation centre in Awka, Anambra State, on Sunday.

But Soludo has not been declared the winner of the election yet due to the technicalities with the figures.

The APGA candidate won in 17 of the 21 local government areas of the state. One local government was won by the PDP candidate (Valentine Ozigbo) while the candidate of the YPP, Ifeanyi Ubah, also won in one local government.

However, the collation officers for two local government areas (Ihiala and Orumba North) said at the INEC collation centre that elections did not hold in their local governments.

While Mr Soludo leads his closest challenger, Mr Ozigbo, with over 45,000 votes, Ihiala local government alone has over 148,000 registered voters.

This scenario created problem of inclusiveness and bottleneck for Soludo’s outrightly winning the election.

The election may thus be declared inconclusive to allow for rerun elections in the two affected local governments and other polling units where elections did not hold.

The returning officer and the  electoral body ,INEC are still meeting over the figure and  reviewing the situation . They are yet to  take a position.

Details later.