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The Anambra State Governor-elect, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has dedicated his victory at the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state to three policemen who were gunned down during a town hall meeting in his hometown.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN was attacked by unknown gunmen in April 2021 during a town hall meeting in his hometown of Isuofia in the Aguata Local Government Area of the state, leading to the death of three police officers.
Speaking on Wednesday morning after he was declared winner of the governorship poll, Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA said his victory calls for the remembrance of the slain officers.
Soludo, who prayed for the souls of the officers to continue to rest with the Lord, also lauded the Federal Government for allowing the people of Anambra State to make their choices during the election.
He said, ‘At this moment we must remember and must continue to remember all those who died during the course of this moment, especially the three policemen who were killed by unknown gunmen during our town hall meeting with youths in my ward. May God continue to grant their soul eternal rest.’
‘The election itself tested the integrity of our federal institutions. Many times there were tensions, especially as one party boasted that it must take or ‘conquer’ but the judiciary stood for the integrity of the judiciary’.
Mr Soludo polled a total of112,229 votes to defeat his closest rival, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 53, 807 to emerge second.
Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate got a total of 43,285 votes to emerge the third position.
Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) came fourth with 21,261 votes. Mr Ubah also won in one local government, same as Mr Ozigbo, with Mr Soludo winning in the remaining 19 local governments.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK