Situation Report on the Anambra Election
Govenor Willie Obiano Winner
The Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and the Governor of Anambra State in yesterday’s governorship election in the state. Cheif Willie Obiano, is most likely to win re-election when the final result of the election is announced. Unconfirmed reports at press time indicates that he is leading in 17 out of 21 local government areas in the state.
The election was a straight fight between the ruling party All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and All Progressive Congress (APC). Early results at the various polling units showed the two parties dominating lead in the results. Most of the other 35 parties that entered the election scoring zero. Most of the polling units visited by the Sunday Sun across the state, APGA was leading with APC trailing behind, while the PDP in some places failed to clinch a vote.
Meanwhile, the election witnessed high turnout of voters in virtually all the 21 local government areas of the state under an unprecedented peaceful atmostphere in the history of elections in the state. However the elction may have been thrown up a new trend where political leaders in the state were able to deliver their polling unites irrespective of their political parties. The trend saw that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winning in Agulu Ward 2 polling unit 19, Amatutu, of former governor Peter Obi; APC winning in Prince Arthur Exe’s Ukpo Ward 1, Ekwueme Hall polling units and also Nwoide Ward 1, Alor of Minister of Labor, Dr Chris Ngige.
However, the political leaders of APC and PDP had great challenges trying to deliver their wards and polling units as APGA gave them a good run for their money in their strongholds.
Source: Sunday Sun