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Anambra election: Senator Uba wins own polling unit

3. The candidate of the All Progressives Congress at the ongoing Anambra State governorship election, Andy Uba, cast his vote around 11-25 a.m. on Saturday.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Andy Uba, has won his polling unit.

Mr Uba voted at Saint Peter’s Catholic School, Uga Ward 1, Polling Unit 7 of Aguata Local Government Area Saturday morning.

The APC polled 80 votes at the unit, with the closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Charles Soludo, recording 10 votes.

The candidate of the Young People’s Party, YPP, Ifeanyi Ubah, polled five votes.

Other parties with votes in the polling unit include Labour, Accord, Social Democratic Party, African Action Congress and the People’s Democratic Party.

Of the 565 registered voters in the polling unit, only 106 voted.

After he voted, Mr Uba had said he was optimistic to win the election.

“Right now, we have a little issue which they are coming to fix,” he said.

Asked about his chances of winning the election, he said: “I am very optimistic. You can see what is happening here. You don’t need to be told what is happening here.”

Once elected governor before a court order sacked him in 2007, Mr Uba, 62, is a former senator in 2011 when he represented Anambra South Senatorial District while he was in the Peoples Democratic Party. He defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2017.

Below are the results from the polling unit:

APC – 80

APGA — 10

YPP — 5

PDP — 2

AAC — 1

LP — 1

SDP —1

Accord — 2

Invalid votes —3

Registered voters — 565

Total vote cast — 106

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