By Chinedu Nkem, November 8, 2021, News/Comments
AKWA-Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has won 18 Local Government Areas in the governorship election conducted last week Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) while PDP and YPP has won one each respectively, as the election is declared inconclusive by the state Returning Officer,Prof. Florence Obi, the vice-chancellor of University of Calabar in the early hours of Monday, around 12:20 a.m., citing that, due to insecurity, no election was held in ihiala Local government area which has over 148,000 registered voters. “INEC could not deploy voting materials to Ihiala during Saturday’s election because of the security threat” she noted.
However, Charles Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), scored a total of 103,946 votes and won the election in 18 out of the 21 local government areas of the state. while his closest rival, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 51,322 and won in only one local government area. Tuesday, November 9 has been fixed for the supplementary election