Anambra election: Soludo in early lead as INEC begins collating results

Chukwuma Soludo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday kicked off the collation of the governorship election results from the 21 local government areas in Anambra State.

Election was held on Saturday in the 5,634 polling units scattered across in the state, although voting was extended in some areas.

INEC’s resident electoral commissioner Nkwachukwu Orji, in his address announced vice-chancellor, University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, as the returning officer for the process.

Returning officers for the political parties include Chibuzor Obiakor for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alex Obiogbolu for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Senator Victor Umeh for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) among others.

So far, results for Anaocha, Oyi, Awka South, Anambra East and Dunukofia LGAs have been announced, with APGA’s candidate Charles Soludo in the lead.