Nigeria's Anambra declares poll result

The governor of Nigeria's southeastern Anambra state was on Sunday declared the winner of a governorship election.

Nigeria's Anambra declares poll result

The governor of Nigeria's southeastern Anambra state was on Sunday declared the winner of a governorship election.

Some cited irregularities in the polls.

"Peter Obi of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), having satisfied all requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner," chief electoral officer Josiah Uwazuronye announced at the electoral commission headquarters in the state capital Awka.

Obi scored 97,843 votes, according to electoral commission INEC, beating former state governor Chris Ngige of the opposition Action Congress party, who polled 60,240 votes.

Former central bank governor Chukwuma Soludo of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) took 59,355 votes while ex-state governor Andy Uba of the Labour party polled 26,106 votes.


Reuters

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