Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has been declare winner of the Anambra state governorship election, which held on November 18 as he recorded a landside.
It was a sweeping victory for the incumbent governor who won majority votes cast in the 21 local government areas of the state, including Dunukofia and Anaocha local government areas, home of the APC candidate, Tony Nwoye and Oseloka Obaze of the PDP, respectively.
Obiano won the election with 234,071 votes, while his closest rival, Tony Nwoye of the APC polled 98, 752 votes, while the PDP candidate, Oseloka Obaze who came distant third with 70,293 votes.
The voting figures, as announced by the returning officer and the Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, Prof Zana Akpagu, showed that out of the 2,064,134 registered voters in the state, 457,311 were accredited for the election, of which 448,771 voted, with 422,314 votes validated and 26,457 votes rejected.
Thirty-seven candidates had contested the election.
The returning officer, Prof. Zana Akpagu, while declaring Obiano winner of the election, said: “That Willie Obiano of APGA, having satisfied the requirements of the law by scoring the highest number of votes, is elected and is declared winner.”
“…. He is therefore declared returned and elected.
See the full result here:
1. Njikoka LGA:
2. Dunukofia LGA:
3. Awka South:
* The Returning Officer for Ayamelum LGA reported security issues and ballot snatching cases.
6. Orumba South
* The Returning Officer for Ekwusigo LGA reported issues of over voting in four wards.
* The Returning Officer for Aguata LGA reported irregularities in four polling units which led to cancellation of votes.
9. Onitsha North
Officials have returned from a break and announcement of results has continued.
11. Idemili South
* The Returning Officer for Oyi LGA reported issues of ballot snatching and malfunction of card readers.
13. Orumba North
14. Awka North
15. Onitsha South
17. Anambra East
18. Anambra West
19. Nnewi South
20. Idemili North
21. Nnewi North