The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the ongoing Anambra governorship election inconclusive.
This is owing to the inability of the commission to deploy staff and materials to Ihiala Local Government Area, as a result of security threat.
Returning officer in the election, Prof. Florence Obi said the election would now hold on Tuesday, November 9, to complement the 20 local government areas election result, already announced.
Obi said: “we have collated results for 20 local government areas, and Ihiala is still outstanding as the commission was unable to deploy to the area.
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“Based on constitutional provision, supplementary election will be held in Ihiala. So, we have to conclude the election in Ihiala to be able to conclude the process.
“I plead with you to support INEC, so we can bring this election to a conclusion, to the glory of God. The election for Ihiala will hold on November 9.”
The All Progressives Grand alliance, APGA, has been announced winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Orumba North.
There have been controversy about the result of the local government, after the collation officer, Dr Godwin Otu had alleged that his Electoral Officer connived with thugs to make him sign the result sheet for the election, under duress.
The returning officer, Prof Florence Obi had, however, constituted a panel, headed by Dr Otjong, chairman of Academic Staff Union of University in the University of Calabar to look into it.
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During a resumed session, Dr. Othong said, “After looking at the matter, we saw no evidence of use of BVAS, we also discovered police crisis at the local government collation center and heavy mutilation of the result sheet.
“Committee resolved to call for the BVAS machine used in the area, but that was not achievable as the BVAS were said not to be readily available.”
This is the 18th local government, out of the 21, to be won by APGA.Hammed Zubair
posted 2021-11-08 07:21:49