Sunday September 19, 2021 9:09 PM
Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano

INEC declares APGA candidate, Obiano winner of Anambra governorship election

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the incumbent Anambra Governor,Willie Obiano of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Thirty-six candidates contested the election.

Declaring the result in Awka on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Zana Akpagu, said Obiano polled 234, 071 votes to defeat his closest rival,Tony Nwoye of All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 98, 752 votes.

Akpagu, the Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Oseloka Obaze, came third with 70,293 votes.

He said that the total valid votes cast at the poll was 422,314, total number of rejected votes, 26,457 while the total votes cast was 448,771 votes.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, Ukwachukwu Orji, commended the people of the state for exhibiting good behaviour, saying “no bloodshed was recorded”.

“Let this election not divide the people of the state but bring you together,” he said

Orji said that Obiano would get his Certificate of Return from INEC on Wednesday.

“We promised free, fair and credible poll and that is what we have fulfilled,” he said.

 

Here is a breakdown of the results as released by INEC.

1. Njikoka LGA

APC—5,756
APGA—16,944
PDP—3,477
UPP—108

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2. Dunukofia LGA

APC—7016
APGA—8,575
PDP—1,530
UPP—106

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3. Awka South

APC—6,167
APGA—18,957
PDP—5,354
UPP—150

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4. Ayamelum

APC—5,412
APGA—14,593
PDP—2,323
UPP—77

* The Returning Officer for Ayamelum LGA reported security issues and ballot snatching cases.

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5. Anaocha

APC—5,297
APGA—11,237
PDP—6,554
UPP—146

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6. Orumba South

APC—3808

APGA—8125

PDP—2412

UPP—465

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7. Ekwusigo

APC—5412

APGA—8595

PDP—3856

UPP—320

* The Returning Officer for Ekwusigo LGA reported issues of over voting in four wards.

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8. Aguata

APC—5807

APGA—13167

PDP—4073

UPP—280

* The Returning Officer for Aguata LGA reported irregularities in four polling units which led to cancellation of votes.

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9. Onitsha North

APC—3808

APGA—10,138

PDP—4143

UPP—435

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10. Ogbaru

APC—3415

APGA—6615

PDP—4416

UPP—59

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11. Idemili South

APC—4,063

APGA—5,742

PDP—2,629

UPP—600

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12. Oyi

APC—5,085

APGA—11,840

PDP—1296

UPP—111

* The Returning Officer for Oyi LGA reported issues of ballot snatching and malfunction of card readers.

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13. Orumba North

APC—3551

APGA—8766

PDP—3865

UPP—190

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14. Awka North

APC—3727

APGA—7162

PDP—3347

UPP—92

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15. Onitsha South

APC—2012

APGA—7082

PDP—3423

UPP—471

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16. Ihiala

APC—7894

APGA—14379

PDP—4706

UPP—128

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17. Anambra East

APC—5248

APGA—20510

PDP—1132

UPP—53

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18. Anambra West

APC—4261

APGA—8152

PDP—1578

UPP—207

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19. Nnewi South

APC—2765

APGA—10465

PDP—3255

UPP—596

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20. Idemili North

APC—4632

APGA—12180

PDP—2767

UPP—2847

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21. Nnewi North

APC—3616

APGA—10845

PDP—4157

UPP—5

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