Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) turned politician, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has emerged as the governorship candidate for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State. The top banker was announced as the winner on Wednesday night after the keenly contested primary held in Akwa, the Anambra State capital.
According to the result declared at the end of the contest, Soludo, polled 740 votes, representing more than 90 per cent of the votes cast, to defeat other candidates. The election took place despite the controversy that is rocking the party after a faction led by Jude Okeke accused the Victor Oye-led faction of alleged refusal to submit the statutory 21-day notice on the Special Ward Congress to the Commission.
The Publicity Secretary of the Okeke-led faction of the party, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, made the allegations on Monday in Abuja while addressing journalists on the development within the party.
Chukwunyere specifically said the Oye faction did not duly notify INEC on the plan to hold ward congresses ahead of the governorship poll within the 21 days recommended by its regulations and Section 85 of the Electoral Act. The election is set to hold on November 6, 2021.