The Anambra State Governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo and the Deputy Governor-elect, Dr Onyeka Ibezim on Friday, received their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Jameela News reports that the certificates were presented by INEC’s National Commissioner supervising Anambra, Mr Festus Okoye, at the state headquarters of the commission in Awka, Anambra State.
The INEC Commissioner stated that the ceremony signified that the duo won the Anambra governorship election on November 6.
Soludo was the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance which is the party currently ruling the state
He won 19 of the 21 local governments areas including Ihiala LGA which had its own election done on Monday.
Soludo polled 112,229 votes, thereby defeating his closest rivals, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 53,807 votes, Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes and Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party who polled 21,261 votes.
He was declared winner of the election by the state Returning Officer for the election, Florence Obi, on Wednesday.