ANAMBRA 2010: GOVERNOR OBI RE-ELECTED

The governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, has been re-elected for another term of four years. The official results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show that Obi, who ran on the ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), won in 13 out of the 21 local government councils in the state.

He also fulfilled the 25 per cent spread required in two-thirds of the councils.
Dr. Chris Ngige of the Action Congress (AC) came second with four councils, while Professor Chukwuma Soludo (PDP) came third winning three councils.

Chief Andy Uba (Labour Party) won in one council while Uche Ekwunife (Peoples Progressive Alliance) did not win in any council.

The governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, has been re-elected for another term of four years – taking him to the year 2014.
The official results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) showed that Obi, who ran on the ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), won in 13 out of the 21 local governments in the state.

He also fulfilled the 25 per cent spread required in two-thirds of the councils.

He polled 97,843 votes to defeat his closest rival, Dr Chris Ngige of the Action Congress (AC), who came second with 60,240 votes, while Professor Chukwuma Soludo (PDP) came third with 59,355 votes.

Chief Andy Uba (Labour Party) won 26,106 votes while Uche Ekwunife (Peoples Progressive Alliance) did not win any council. Her total score of 9,595 votes is the sixth highest.

The election was generally said to be peaceful, free and fair, although many voters were disenfranchised following mix-ups in the voters’ register.

There were also isolated incidents of attempts to snatch ballot boxes and intimidate voters.

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