President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the victory of Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6th gubernatorial election in Anambra State.
The president in a statement by his special Adviser on Media, Femi Adesina, congratulated the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor for his victory and said he’s looking forward to working with the Governor-elect and praised the security agencies for their efforts in ensuring the smooth conduct of the election.
The statement read; “The President praises the security agencies for their determination to ensure that the election went on as smoothly as possible, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conclusion of the exercise despite the initial challenges encountered.”
Earlier today, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Chief Returning Officer for the poll, Professor Florence Obi, announced Soludo as the winner with 112,229 votes. He won the trio of Valentine Ozigbo of PDP, Andy Uba of APC and Ifeanyi Uba of YPP that came second, third and fourth with 58,807, 43,285 and 21,261 votes, respectively.