As residents of Anambra State as well as other Nigerians patiently await the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election, early results obtained showed clearly the investments the gladiators put into the election.
Though the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and incumbent governor of the state, Willie Obiano, is the clear favourite owing to incumbency factor, the results indicated that the political parties’s leaders held firmly to their bases.
At Ogbaru Local Government Area, Central School Ochuche polling centre where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Obaze, voted, his party got 370 votes at PU 001, while APGA and APC got 11 and five votes respectively.
The PDP made a strong showing at Ward 6, polling unit 014 by recording 126 votes as against APGA’s and APC’s 8 and five votes.
APGA, however, was the clear winner in Nnewi where the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, who was instrumental in the party’s formation, came from. The party won Umudim Central School polling units scoring 261 votes, while APC and PDP got 98 and PDP 80 votes at the the three units in the school.
At the ward of the APGA former national chairman, Chief Victor Umeh, Aguluzoigbo in Aniocha LGA, the party also got favourable results by getting 68 of the total votes with APC scoring eight and PDP one vote.
One of the chieftains of APC and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, also proved his worth at his polling unit. His party got the lion’s share of the votes at Nkwoide ward 1 by scoring 152 of the votes against APGA’s 68 and PDP’s 22.
Also not left out is Prince Arthur Eze. He also cemented his status with the massive 409 votes recorded by APC at Ekwueme hall in Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area, against APGA’s 102 and PDP’s 15.