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Sunday, 01 December 2013 16:40

Chief Willie Obiano Declared Anambra Governor-Elect

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After the  supplementary election that was organised by the INEC yesterday in Anambra state Chief  Willie Obiano of APGA has emerged as the Anambra Governor-Elect.


The governor-elect Chief  Willie Obiano, said " Governor  Obi’s 'good work actually led us to victory and I must commend him for his exemplary show of support. I am assuring the people of Anambra that I will continue with the great strides of Obi in moving the state forward."

Chief Umeh,  Chairman of the APGA party said: “We dedicate this victory to the evergreen memory of our great leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, whose dream and legacy have been sustained. The light that shines when he was alive is now shinning gloriously.’’

Governor Obi said, “For us in APGA, we have every reason to show appreciation to President Jonathan because this is the second time after 2010 that he is ensuring credible polls. He is our presidential candidate and we will continue to give him support.”



"The APGA candidate Willie Obiano has emerged the governor-elect. In the final results - November 16 plus yesterday's supplementary poll, Obiano polled a total of 180, 178 votes to PDP's Tony Nwoye who came second with 97,200 votes. APC's Senator Chris Ngige came third with 95,963 votes and LP's Ifeanyi Ubah who polled 37, 495 votes.


In the results of the November 16 election, Obiano had polled 174,710 while PDP,  APC and LP trailed with 94,956, 92,300, and 37,446 in that order. Twenty three parties participated in the election.


In yesterday's supplementary election, Obiano polled 5,468 to increase his tally, while Ngige polled 3,663. Nwoye polled 2,744.


Although, there was heavy presence of security personnel from the military, police and civil defence across the state, especially in the affected areas, voter turnout was generally low.


L-R) Ngige, Obiano, Ubah and Nwoye


At Anyaeji ward 9, Onitsha North state constituency, for instance, 54 out of 484 registered voters were accredited to vote as at 12.30pm when voting started. The situation was worse at ward 6, Fegge, Onitsha South, comprising 17 polling units with a voting strength of over 12,000, where only about 20 voters was accredited at the Plaza Square in the area with four polling units as at 11.30am.


At the Nkpor Junction polling unit, in Idemili North council area, Josiah Blessing, a National Youth Service Corps member who worked as a presiding officer said 26 voters were accredited to vote out of the 372 registered at the unit." - ThisDay









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