The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded Anambra Governorship Election, Valentine Ozigbo, on Wednesday conceded defeat and congratulated the winner and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chukwuma Soludo.
Sixty one-year-old Soludo won with 112,229 votes beating Ozigbo, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party polled 21,261 votes came fourth.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier congratulated the winner, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo.
President Buhari in the congratulatory message issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, praised the security agencies for their determination to ensure that the election went on as smoothly as possible, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conclusion of the exercise despite the initial challenges encountered.
The President enjoined Prof Soludo, who is a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee, to rally other stakeholders to tackle the enormous challenges confronting the State and the Southeast in general.