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SOLUDO GETS APGA TICKET TO CONTEST FORTHCOMING ELECTION IN ANAMBRA STATE

Former governor of Central Bank professor Chukwuma Soludo has been elected at his party All Progressive Grand Alliance party primary in Anambra state to slug it out at the main election coming up in November.

He polled 740 votes out of 792 valid votes cast by delegate at the party s primary in Awka, the state capital, declaring the result of the primary, Samson Olalere the returning officer said Soludo fulfill the provision of the electoral act and APGA guidelines.

Olalere said Soludo beat his rival, house of representative member Okwudili Ezenwakwo, Damian Okolo Thank God Ibeh who scored 41, 7, and 4 votes respectively.

He said a total of 812 delegates were registered out of which 795 accredited and 792 voted, he then issued the APGA certificate of return to Soludo, after Governor Willie Obiano raised up Soludo s hand as the duly elected candidate of the party in the forthcoming election.

Governor Obiano congratulated Soludo for his victory and called on party faithful’s to support him, in his acceptance speech Soludo said he was humbled by the overwhelming votes while encouraging his co contestant for their gallantry.

by Moses Oyejola

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