By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),
The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has won 24 seats out of 30 while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won 6 seats at the just concluded House of Assembly election in Anambra.
The present 6th assembly had 28 APGA members and 2 PDP members at the House.
It would be recalled that the Executive Governor of Anambra state and Chairman, Board of Trustee (BOT) Chief Wllie Obiano, before the March 9th election, rolled out every machinery available to him, to ensure that his party wins majority of the seats.
Obaino, assembled all the ward Chairmen, coordinators of various constituencies and other stakeholders of APGA in the state, at Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka for a mega rally, where he charged them to ensure that each politicians delivers his state constituencies to APGA candidates.
The Governor made it clear that failing to do so may push the state to the old days when PDP was in power
The number one citizen of the state publicly begged all, especially, aggrieved members, to sheath their swords and also work for the emergence of APGA in the state Assembly.
He challenged stakeholders saying, “If the party did not enjoy majority in the lawmaking house, there is bound to be disturbances.
Obiano, also met with public servants at the Jerome Udoji secretariat, Awka, were he charged them to ensure that APGA wins all the 30 seats of the Assembly, which according to him is the only way salaries will be paid regularly and as and when duo.
In Anambra Central senatorial zone, APGA won Nine (9) seats, while the only seat won by PDP was in the Constituency of the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, the former governor of the state.
Result from Anambra South senatorial zone, indicates that, APGA won Aguata1, Aguata 2, Ihiala 1, Ihiala 2, Nnewi North, Nnewi South 1, Orumba North and Orumba South, while PDP won in Ekwusigo and Nnewi south 2.
In Anambra North, APGA won in Anambra west, Anambra East, Ayamelum, Oyi, Onitsha North 2, Onitsha South 1 and Onitsha South 2, while PDP won in Onitsha North 1, Ogbaru 1 and Ogbaru 2.
Concerning Anambra central, APGA won in Aniocha 2, Awka North, Awka South 1, Awka South 2, Dunukofia, Idemili North, Idemili south, Njikoka 1 and Njikoka 2, while PDP won in Aniocha.
Apart from Senator, Stella Oduah, who delivered her two (2) Ogbaru Constituencies, other political heavyweights such as the two (2) brothers, Senator Andy Uba and Chris Uba, Sen. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, all lost their state constituencies to APGA.