The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC declared Willie Obaino the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and incumbent Governor, Willie Obiano, as the winner of the governorship election in Anambra State on Sunday. He won with a total vote of 234,071 to beat Tony Nwoye of the All Progressive Congress, APC with 98,752 votes.
The APGA National Youth Leader, Chuks Nwoga, has described the election as being free and fair. “It was a peaceful process even in the face of threats by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to boycott the election though there were few cases of violence. INEC did a good job, you can’t get a completely perfect process. In some places material didn’t come on time but the election is fair,” Mr. Nwoga said. “People came out to vote even with this IPOB threats, there was no case of low turnout of voters, the election was ok. You don’t expect 100 per cent to come out but the turnout was impressive.”
Anambra election went down in history as being the governorship election with the highest number of candidates, 37, in Nigeria’s electoral history.