#AnambraDecides2017: Obiano takes early lead, sweeps first 11 local govts

Gov. Obiano
Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano

The incumbent Governor of Anambra State and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Willie Obiano, has taken a comfortable lead in the Anambra governorship elections.

The electoral commission, INEC, has already announced the results from 11 local governments in the election with Mr. Obiano winning in all.

The INEC Returning from each of the 11 local governments took turns to announce the results on Sunday morning.

Mr. Obiano won all the 11 LGAs with a total number of 122,688 votes. The All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Tony Nwoye is far behind in second position with 55,961. The PDP candidate Oseloka Obaze, is currently third with 40,767 votes while Osita Chidoka of the UPP comes a distant fourth with about 2, 746 votes.

Though the election was held in the 532 polling centres in the 21 local governments of the state, there have been recorded incidents, over voting, snatching of ballot boxes which led to cancellation of elections in few areas.

There were 2.16 million voters with Permanent Voter Cards for the election which had a record 37 contestants.

The collation centre is currently on break and will return shortly to announce the results from the remaining 10 local governments.

See the results below:

  1. Njikoka LG

Registered voters, 88,793

Accredited voters – 28,346

Total votes cast – 28,297

Valid votes – 26,844

APC – 5, 756

APGA – 16, 944

PDP – 3, 477

UPP – 108

  1. Dunukofia LG results

Registered voters – 63,861

Accredited voters – 18,632

Total votes cast – 18,602

Valid votes – 17,508

APC – 7, 016

APGA –  8, 575

PDP – 1, 530

UPP – 106

  1. Awka South LG

Registered voters – 149,279

Accredited voters – 36,114

Votes cast, 33,270

Total valid votes – 31,365

APC – 6, 167

APGA –  18, 957

PDP – 5, 354

UPP – 150

  1. Ayamelum LG

Registered voters – 60,034

Accredited voters – 23,837

Total votes cast – 23,635

Total valid votes – 22,646

APC – 5, 412

APGA –  14, 593

PDP – 2, 323

UPP – 77

  1. Aniocha LG

Registered voters – 89515

Accredited voters – 25,474

Total votes cast – 25291

Valid votes – 23771

APC – 5, 297

APGA –  11, 237

PDP – 6, 554

UPP – 146

  1. Orumba South LG

Registered voters: 63,149

Accredited voters – 16,528

Total votes – 16,444

Valid votes 15,327

APC – 3, 808

APGA –  8, 125

PDP – 2, 412

UPP – 465

  1. Ekwusigo LG

Registered Voters – 73,800

Accredited voters – 20,196

Votes cast – 19, 929

Valid votes – 18,590

APC – 5, 412

APGA –  8, 595

PDP – 3, 856

UPP – 320

  1. Aguata LG

Registered voters 121,009

Accredited voters, 27,883

Votes cast – 27,237

Valid votes – 25,524

APC – 79

APGA –  13, 167

PDP – 4, 073

UPP – 280

  1. Onitsha North LG

Registered voters 127,865

Accredited voters – 20,806

Total votes cast – 20,467

Valid votes – 19,054

APC – 3808

APGA –  10, 138

PDP – 4, 143

UPP – 435

  1. Ogbaru LG

Registered voters 149, 070

Accredited voters 16,049

Total votes cast – 15919

Valid votes – 14,896

APC – 3, 415

APGA –  6, 615

PDP – 4, 416

UPP – 59

  1. Idemili South LG

Registered voter – 94,197

Accredited voter- 14,205

Total votes cast -14,172

Valid votes – 13,438

APC – 4, 063

APGA –  5, 742

PDP – 2, 629

UPP – 600


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  • Ubong

    I hope ndi anambra will see this election as a game of brothers and sisters that wanted to render their services to ther fellow brothers and sisters and parents. I hope losers wil show maturity and allow enabling peace to reign. I hope they will copy our united and cohesive brothers and sisters from the other region and congratulate themselves for showing intetest to lead their people and team up together as ndi anambra to develop the state. I hope they will render the corrupt election tribunal jobless by learning from our closest neighbours, ondo states, where the losers congratulated the winner. I pray ndi anambra will let us witness endless court cases, where corrupt judiciary officers are waiting to overturn the wishes of tve masses using the instruments of the corrupt system and highest bidders i pray 2015 is not goingto repeat itself, where losers and winners in Northern region congratulated themselves when losers and winners in our perpetual divided southern region where fightings themselves befiore corrupt constitited tribunals and courts. We should be playing election witb maturity and i personallycongratulate ndi anambra for the peaceful election and hope other southern states will learn from them and ondo state. Alphabet do not govern us by human beings.

  • Arabakpura

    Where is Peter Obi? I hope he will now recognize that he has become a political liability! Those whose palm kernels are cracked for them by benevolent spirits should not forget to be humble!

    • MilitaryPolice01 [Joint Chief]

      “Those whose palm kernels are cracked for them by benevolent spirits should not forget to be humble!”
      Word on marble. Bless

  • 45Degree

    This is NOT a competition between Obiano and Peter Obi. Neither of them owns Anambra State. The people just trusted the work of Obiano more. Congratulations, Governor Obiano on your deserved victory.

  • Hinds Peter

    I do not see why there is this delay in hanging a white man.Not only should the white man hang.But the rope should be of such a length as to inflict maximum suffering.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

  • Hinds Peter

    The white man and his ugly diseased face should be humbled.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

  • Dr Pat Mumuwole Awosan

    In the midst of this unnecessary hype and sensational reporting by PT and its journalists arising from a misplaced interpretation of what true democratic dividends entails, it is once again the bastardized, neglected, maltreated and ignored so called ordinary people/citizens of Anambra who lose. Their loss is always almost 100%.

    The children of whoever wins the elections will soon after the elections stop attending Nigerian schools, stop receiving treatment in Nigerian hospitals, begin to fly first class, stop riding their old cars and switch to bullet proof cars, shop in all capital cities of Europe, US and Asia. Whereas, those who stood on the queue to vote will brace up for the worst – Resident Doctor’s strike, University Lecturer’s strike, fuel scarcity, NUPENG strike, bad erosion laden roads, police and Army brutality including killings and disappearances…until the next elections and the cycle continues. It is a classic example of what you expect when irresponsible scallywags govern a nation because they get into office on the banal basis of religious affinity or ethnicity and not on proven prior competences or experience. Just about anybody can become president in Nigeria on the basis of RELIGION & ETHNICITY only. Sad!

  • Discombobulation Everywhere

    The very arrogant Osita Chidoka has been disgraced in his own LGA. He lost woefully. Personal ambition run amok without any real connection to the grassroots voter. He campaigned like he was doing the voters a favor. The all knowing White Knight riding on his high horse. He asked for political contributions without investing his own money. No skin in the game.

    The lesson for all the so-called intellectuals who seek political office. Get to the grassroots and build your base. Ultimately, the voter will decide who leads them and he/she must approve of your candidacy before giving you their vote.

  • Lanre

    I have never seen a people so daft and shameless like the Igbos. Imagine Buhari only visited the east about 3 yrs ago when he was campagning for vote for presidency. When he got to Aso rock via stolen votes and terrorism, he forgot about the Igbo East except that he sent Nigerian Army & Police to do Python dance and kill and bury Easterners (IPOB). He never visited. But after almost 3 yrs…and then again on election time in Anambra, Buhari decided to visit to campaign for votes for his party and candidate…and the Igbos gave him a thieftancy title. Shame of Igbos.

    • kinsly

      Is that the subject of the Article? Sick Retard like you. Okpo.