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Charles Soludo win the APGA Primary Election

Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has won the All Progressives Grand Alliance primary election held in Awka.

Professor Soludo won with 740 votes out of a total of 792 votes cast, defeating three other contenders. The Honourable Okwudili Ezenwankwo, the member representing Orumba North and South in the House of Representatives, came in second with 41 votes. Sir Damian Kola and Chief Thankgodlbeh received 7 and 4 votes, respectively.

As a result of the current results, Professor Charles Soludo has emerged as the APGA’s standard bearer for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.

The primary election drew 812 delegates, with 795 of them accredited.

Meanwhile, Soludo was suspended by a faction of the party on Wednesday. The Okeke-led faction accused the Gubernatorial candidate of anti-party behavior.

The faction leaders who announced Soludo’s suspension called the Victor Oye-led faction’s governorship primary election in Awka, Anambra state’s capital, a fraud and a futile endeavor.

Comrade Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, the party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, told reporters in Abuja, “The party is ready for the July 1 primary election, and the winner will lead APGA to victory in the November 6, 2021 governorship election.”

The party’s National Working Committee (NWC) had convened earlier on Tuesday and decided to suspend Soludo.

And on Wednesday, the National Executive Committee (NEC), the party’s second highest decision-making organ, endorsed the NWC’s decision. This did not, however, prevent the primary election from taking place.Neither did it prevent Professor Soludo from participating.
Soludo nearly missed death after being shot by unknown gunmen.
While campaigning in Isuofia, Aguata, he and his entourage were attacked. The three police aides on his entourage were slain in The encounter.
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