President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, on his victory at the just concluded 2021 Anambra governorship elections.
The President disclosed this in a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
In his statement, he said, “I congratulate Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) — and a member of the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee (PEAC) — on his victory in the Anambra State gubernatorial election.
“I commend 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.
“I enjoin Prof Soludo to rally other stakeholders to tackle the enormous challenges confronting Anambra State and the Southeast in general.
“I look forward to working with him for the peace, security and development of Anambra State and the entire country.”
Soludo, 61, was declared winner of the Anambra governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission on the early hours of Wednesday by the Returning Officer, Professor Florence Obi.
The former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, won with 112,229 votes beating Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, 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.