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Anambra Decides, Ex-CBN Governor Professor Chukwuma Soludo Declared Winner Of The Governorship Election In Anambra State

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In the early hours of Wednesday 10th November 2021, INEC announces Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as winner of the 2021 Anambra Governorship  election.

The returning officer of the Anambra Governorship Election Professor Florence Obi announced the result at INEC office in Awka Anambra State.

“That Charles Chukwuma Soludo of APGA having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected” the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar said.

Anambra State governor elect Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba was unable to win any local government in the election.

Soludo 61, got 112,229 votes, twice more than his close rival PDP’s Ozigbo, who got 53,807 votes while the other two frontline contenders, Uba of APC and Ubah of YPP scored 43,285 and 21,261 votes respectively.

Official INEC results for 2021 Anambra gubernatorial election of  the four top scoring political parties .
(1) Dunukofia LGA
APC 1991
APGA 4124
PDP 1680
YPP 1360

(2) Awka South LGA
APC 2595
APGA 12,891
PDP 5498
YPP 919

(3) Oyi LGA
APC 2830
APGA 6133
PDP 2484
YPP 900

(4) Ayamelum LGA
APC 2409
APGA 3424
PDP 2804
YPP 407

(5) Anaocha LGA
APC 2085
APGA 6911
PDP 5108
YPP 868

(6) Anambra East LGA
APC 2034
APGA 9747
PDP 1380
YPP 559

(7) Idemili South LGA
APC 1039
APGA 2312
PDP 2016
YPP 752

(8) Onitsha South LGA
APC 2050
APGA 4281
PDP 2253
YPP 271

(9) Njikoka LGA
APC 3216
APGA 8803
PDP 3409
YPP 924

(10) Nnewi North LGA
APC 1278
APGA 3369
PDP 1511
YPP 6485

(11) Orumba South LGA
APC 2060
APGA 4394
PDP 1672
YPP 887

(12) Ogbaru LGA
APC 1178
APGA 3051
PDP 3445
YPP 484

(13) Onitsha North LGA
APC 3909
APGA 5587
PDP 3781
YPP 682

(14) Aguata LGA
APC 4773
APGA 9136
PDP 3798
YPP 1070

(15) Ihiala LGA
APC 343
APGA 8283
PDP 2485
YPP 344

(16) Idemili North LGA
APC 2291
APGA 5358
PDP 2312
YPP 902

(17)  Ekwusigo LGA
APC 1237
APGA 2570
PDP 1857
YPP 727

(18)  Nnewi South LGA
APC 1307
APGA 3243
PDP 2226
YPP 1327

(19) Orumba North LGA
APC – 2672
APGA-4787
PDP – 1847
YPP- 655

(20) Awka North LGA
APC 755
APGA 1908
PDP 840
YPP 381

(21) Anambra West LGA
APC 1233
APGA 1918
PDP 1401
YPP 357

Conclusion,

Total results from the 21 LGAs collated for all the political parties.
(1) APC:43,285
(2) APGA:112,229
(3) PDP:53,807
(4) YPP:21,261
(5) A: 2,054
(6) AA: 83
(7) AAC: 588
(8) ADC: 324
(9) ADP: 773
(10) APN: 301
(11) APP: 139
(12) BP: 186
(13) LP: 2,802
(14) NNPP: 117
(15) NRM: 213
(16) SDP: 842
(17) ZLP: 2,082
(18) PRP: 437

NOTES

(1) APGA won 19 out of 21 local governments.
(2) PDP won 1 local government.
(3) YPP won 1 local government.
(4) Total number of registered voters 2,246,663.8
(5) Total number of accredited voters 253,388
(6) Total number of valid votes 241,523
(7) Total number of rejected votes 8,108
(8) Total number of votes cast 249,631

Nelly Agwu is an educationist, a Blogger, graduate of History. Very dynamic and a realist. A mouthpiece of the oppressed. Easy going and a Philanthropist.

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Developing Story, Bishop Kukah Church Attacked By Gunmen, Priests And Others Abducted In Sokoto

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Early Wednesday Gunmen broke into one of the parishes presided over by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan-Kukah, The PUNCH has learnt.

Punch correspondent gathered that the armed hoodlums kidnapped two priests and two others in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, in the Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Kukah’s Sokoto Diocese covers Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi States.

The Director, Social Communications of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Rev. Fr Christopher Omotosho, confirmed the development with our correspondent on Wednesday morning.

He said the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto is under attack and no information has been gotten as to the whereabouts of the abductees.

 

Omotosho said, “As at midnight of today, 25th May, 2022, gunmen broke into the rectory of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Gidan Maikambo, Kafur LGA of Katsina State.

“The parish priest and his assistant Rev. Frs. Stephen Ojapa, MSP, and Oliver Okpara and two boys in the house were kidnapped.

“No information as to their whereabouts. Kindly pray for their safety and release.”

When contacted, the spokesman for Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, said, “Let me find out.”

On May 14, rioting hoodlums  vandalised some parishes presided over by Kukah in Sokoto following his condemnation of the gruesome murder of Deborah Yakubu by her Muslim colleagues.

The 200-level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto was alleged to have  blaspheme  against Prophet Muhammed.

Some parts of Kukah’s church buildings and a bus was set ablaze in one of the premises.

The Sokoto assumed religious riot has extended to some parts of Bauchi and Abuja in the last few days while security agents and some northern governors have warned against religious violence.

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Osun State, Court Affirms Senator Ademola Adeleke As The Authentic PDP’S Candidate For Governorship Election

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A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has comfirmed Senator Ademola Adeleke as the real candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the July 16  gubernatorial election in Osun State.

Justice Nathaniel Emmanuel made the declaration on Wednesday while delivering a ruling in a suit filed by a factional candidate of the PDP, Prince Dotun Babayemi.

Babayemi has asked the court to recognise him as the authentic candidate of the Party following the parallel primaries held on March 9.

(Channels TV)

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Explosion In Sabon Gari, Kano State, Attributed Gas Explosion.

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The alleged bomb explosion in a kano suburb, have been attributed to gas explosion.

Reports from AriseTv said at least four lives have been lost to the explosion.

According to Kano State Police Commissioner Sama’ila Dikko,  the explosion that hit Sabon Gari area of the state,  was gas explosion – not bomb.

The incident occurred near a school, and parents and guardians were running helter-skelter to take away their children from the school premises.

A burnt body of a victim was lying motionless on the ground. Before going to the press the number of casualties are yet to be ascertained.

Details later-

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