Former CBN Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has been declared winner of the governorship primary election organized by the Chief Victor Oye-led faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) held today Wednesday, June 23.
Soludo scored a total of 740 votes to defeat his closest rival, Hon Okwudili Ezenwankwo, representing Orumba North and South Federal constituency, who scored only 41 votes. The results were announced by National Vice Chairman of the party in the Southwest, Deacon Samson Olalere.
812 delegates were accredited by the party from the 326 wards in the 21 local government areas.
“It is with humility, gratitude and total submission to the will of God that I hereby accept your nomination as the gubernatorial candidate of APGA in the November 6 governorship election,” he said as he gave an acceptance speech.
“I want to thank the Alpha and the Omega, who in his infinite wisdom, decided that I should come from Anambra state of Nigeria. In gratitude to him, I will devote every moment of my remaining life on earth to serving him by working hard to leave here better than I met it”.
The state governor, Willie Obiano, attended the primary.