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General News of Sunday, 7 November 2021


Soludo wins another LGA, leads with over 36,000 votes

Professor Chukwuma Soludo Professor Chukwuma Soludo

The All Progressives Grand Alliance has added Orumba North Local Government Area to its victory in the ongoing governorship election.

Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, APGA candidate in the election polled a total of 4,826 votes ahead of Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who secured 2,692 votes and Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had 1,863 votes.

The LGAs where results have been declared at collation centers are Orumba South, Orumba North, Njijoka, Awka South, Onitsha South, Aguata, Anaocha, and Anambra East.

Soludo has a total of 60,988 votes in these eight LGAs, followed by Ozigbo, who has 24,972, leaving a margin of 36,016.

Uba is trailing with 21,505 votes.

Party agents of most of the leading parties are allegedly inducing voters with different amount of money ranging from N500 to N10, 000.

According to a report, an agent was seen meeting voters after they had cast their votes and writing down their names on a sheet of paper; apparently with a view to paying them later.

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