BREAKING: INEC Officially Declares Obiano, Winner of Anambra Governorship ElectionFeatured, Latest News, News, Politics Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Photo: Governor Willy Obiano
From Ignatius Okpara, Awka
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Willy Obiano of All progressive Grand Alliance, APGA has been declared winner of the gubernatorial election held in Anambra state, on Saturday 18th, November 2017, after polling a total 234,071 votes.
His closest rival, Dr. Tony Nwoye, of All progressive Congress APC scored a total of 98,752 votes, while candidate of the People’s Democratic party, PDP, Oseloka Obaze garnered 70,293 votes to clinch the position.
African Examiner reports that a total of 2,641,134 people registered for the poll, while 448,771 votes were casts during the election, just as as 22,314 votes were valid.
He won by a landslide in all the 21 council areas of the state, including those of his key opponents,Tony Nwoye of the All progressive congress, APC, Oseloka Obaze of PDP and Osita Chidoka of United peoples party, UPP .
Announcing the result officially Sunday at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s INEC headquarters in Awka the Anambra state capital, returning officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, (UNICAL) Professor Zana Apkatu said “haven’t scored the highest number of valid votes, and satisfied the requirement by law, Willy Maduabuchi Obiano of APGA is declared winner of the election, and he is hereby returned.
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