Supporters and well-wishers of candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof.Chukwuma Soludo on Sunday night gathered at his home in Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area, rejoicing as they awaited the election result.
Global News Nigeria learnt that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced that Soludo won in 18 of the 20 Local Government Areas of the State already declared.
He won Dunukofia, Awka South, Oyi, Anaocha, Ayamelum, Anambra East, Idemili South, Onitsha South, Njikoka, Orumba South, Onitsha North, Idemili North, Ekwusigo, Aguata, Orumba North and Nnewi South Local Government Areas.
Soludo polled a total of 103, 946 votes, followed by Mr Valentine Ozigbo who scored 51, 322 votes to emerge second.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Sen. Andy Uba, got a total of 42,942 votes to emerge the third.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that political associates, youths and women in their hundreds thronged to Soludo’s residence at Isuofia as they awaited the announcement of the result.
Some of the residents told NAN, that they believed that the PDP candidate would emerge winner at the end of the process.
Mrs Chioma Ocha said she was happy because a governor would emerge from her community.
“We are here to show solidarity to our brother and son while we wait for INEC to announce the final result.
“But I’m particularly happy that my town, Isuofia, will be producing the next governor of Anambra. That is a very big achievement, ” she said.
Also speaking, Mr Chinedu Ogubuiro said he came to jubilate with Soludo ahead of INEC’s announcement.
“I am one of Soludo’s kinsmen and I want to be on ground to celebrate with him when INEC announces the results of the election,” he said.
Soludo who joined the crowd in singing urged them to be patient as INEC makes effort to announce the election result.
Meanwhile, INEC has suspended collation of results pending the conduct of the election in Ihiala Local Government Area.
INEC Returning Officer for the Anambra Governorship election, Prof. Florence Obi, explained that the suspension was because election could not hold in the LGA due to security reasons.