Anambra Election: Why did Soludo won in 7 Local Government Areas As Andy Ubah Of APC Loses His LGA To APGA
The November 6 guber election in Anambra State is still going on as the Independent National Electoral Commission has extended voting to Sunday because of the challenges it faced yesterday.
However, results have been collated in some Local Government Areas where election has been concluded.
Former CBN Governor and the candidate of APGA in the election Charles Soludo has won in the 7 Local Government Areas announced so far according to Daily Trust. This is as Andy Uba, the candidate of the APC lost in his Local Government Area to APGA.
That will form the basis of our discussion in this article.
Why did Soludo win in 7 Local Government Areas?
The popularity of APGA in Anambra State is what nobody can underrate and the following Local Government Areas:
Orumba South, Njikoka, Awka South, Enugu South, Anaocha, Enugu East, and Onitsha South are strongholds of APGA.
Recall that Governor Willie Obiano won all the 21 local government areas as APGA candidate in the 2017 guber election in Anambra State.
In addition, Soludo is a candidate who many electorates are familiar with. He participated in the 2009 guber election under PDP but lost to Peter Obi of APGA. With these results, Soludo has won in one-third of the Local Government Areas in Anambra State.
Why did Andy Uba lose his Local Government Area To APGA?
It is interesting to know that Andy Uba, Soludo, and Ozigbo come from the same Local Government Area (Aguata). But Soludo is more popular in Aguata than Andy Uba.
Also, Aguata is a stronghold of APGA and not APC and that was why Soludo scored 9,136 votes while Andy Uba got 4,773. A margin of 4363 votes according to Premium Times.
However, it is important to state that the election is not over. The race is still open as any of the top candidates still stands a chance to emerge the winner.