Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has emerged the flagbearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
Soludo clinched the ticket after a fiercely contested primary held at the Professor Dora Akunyili Development Centre, Akwa, the state capital on Wednesday.
He polled 740 votes out of 792 valid votes cast by delegates which represented more than 90 per cent of the ballot.
Soludo beat his rivals – House of Representative member Okwudili Ezenwakwo, Damian Okolo and Thankgod Ibeh, who scored 41, seven and four votes respectively.
In his acceptance speech, Soludo said he was humbled by the overwhelming votes with which he emerged.
He thanked his co-contestants for their gallantry while extending an olive branch to them, adding that APGA is a big house with enough rooms to accommodate everyone.
The former CBN boss promised to build on the success of past administrations in the state if he eventually becomes the elected governor in November.