10th November, 2021
A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh has said that the victory of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo at the 2021 governorship election in Anambra State was a reward of the people to the party.
Umeh, who is the collation agent of APGA, spoke shortly after Soludo was declared winner of the contest by Prof Florence Obi, the returning Officer at the Independent National Electoral Commission (Commission (INEC) headquarters, Awka, early Wednesday morning, NAN reports.
APGA won Tuesday’s supplementary governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area.
Obi pronounced the final result as APGA scoring 112,229; PDP 53,807; APC 43,285 and YPP 21,261 votes.
Umeh said APGA had served the people of Anambra well since 2003, hence their decision to continue to reward the party with victory not just in Anambra but across Nigeria.
He described the election as the best in the history of Nigeria and that APGA is proud to have won in 19 Local Government Areas and coming second in two others with slim margins.
According to him, APGA remains deep-rooted in Anambra and anybody who thinks he could displace it in the state must prepare well.
He added that Soludo’s victory is significant to APGA and expressed hope that the party will spread to other parts of Nigeria.
On what to expect in Soludo’s administration, the Chieftain said Anambra is in for a better deal as the governor-elect who had track records of excellent performance already had a manifesto.
He described Soludo as the best from the pack in the race, adding that he would provide purposeful leadership to the people of Anambra.