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Soludo wins APGA ticket for Anambra Governorship Election

Former Central Bank Governor (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo, has won the governorship primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

The exercise, which was monitored by a team from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was led by Musa Hununu.

The Chief Returning Officer of APGA, Deacon Samson Olalere, said a total of 812 delegates were billed to participate in the election, but 795 delegates were accredited, while 792 votes were cast.

Suludo, secured 740 votes, to defeat three others aspirants namely, Hon Okwudili Ezenwankwo, who scored 41 votes, Sir Damian Okolo, 7 votes and Thankgod Ibe who secured 4 votes.

Soludo, was however declared the winner and handed the certificate of return.

In his acceptance speech, Soludo promised to take the state to a higher level if voted for, as the next governor of Anambra State, in November.

He offered hands of fellowship to other aspirants, asking them to unite for the battle ahead in November.

He particularly commended the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano for the massive infrastructural development of the state and assured that he would improve on what the governor has done.

He also, commended the former governors of the state for their contributions towards the development of the state, adding however that having served in various capacities in and outside the country, it was time for him to serve the state fully.

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