Charles Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has won the Anambra governorship primary election of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the coming November 6, 2021.
The total number of accredited delegates who participated in the election was 795 while 792 votes were cast.
Soludo secured 740 votes to defeat Ezenwankwo Christopher who polled 41 votes, ThankGod Ibe who had 4 votes, and Okolo Chibuzor who got seven votes.
The primary election took place on Wednesday in Awka, Anambra state capital.
Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, and other stakeholders of the party were present at the event.
While the primary exercise was in full gear, the national working committee of a faction of the party led by Jude Okeke announced the suspension of Soludo from the party.
The former CBN governor had in February announced his intention to run for the governorship of Anambra state.
While throwing his hat in the ring, Soludo had promised to use his international network to transform the state.
He also praised the administration of Willie Obiano, incumbent governor of Anambra, describing him as one of the best in the country.