Professor Chukwuma Soludo was awarded the Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday for winning the Anambra State governorship election on November 6.
His Deputy was also present at the event, which took place in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.
Soludo ran for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, which is now in power in the state with Governor Willie Obiano.
He was elected in 19 of the 21 local government areas, including the Ihiala LGA, which held its own election on Monday.
Soludo received 112,229 votes, defeating his closest competitors, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received 53,807 votes, Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who received 43,285 votes, and Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), who received 21,261 votes.
On Wednesday, the state Returning Officer for the election, Florence Obi, pronounced him the winner.
Professor Chukwuma receiving his Return Certificate
Prof. Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) won the Anambra Governorship Election on November 6, according to the Anambra State House of Assembly.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Uche Okafor, said Soludo’s victory was expected and merited in a congratulatory letter on Thursday in Awka.
The outcome of the governorship election, according to Okafor, reflects the state’s effective governance.
“On behalf of the state assembly, I congratulate Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on his election victory, which was a result of the APGA leadership’s hard work and tenacity in the state.”
“On behalf of the state assembly, I congratulate Prof. Chukwuma Soludo on his election victory, which was achieved through the hard effort and tenacity of the APGA leadership in the state.”
The speaker asked the governor-elect to use his vast experience to run the state, while guaranteeing him of parliamentary support.
Dr Victor Oye, the APGA’s National Chairman, the party’s Board of Trustees, other APGA members, and the entire Anambra people were also congratulated by Okafor on the election’s success.
He applauded INEC and security forces for conducting a peaceful, free, fair, and credible election.
INEC announced Soludo, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as the winner of the gubernatorial election on Wednesday, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN).