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Anyanwu threatens to sue INEC over disenfranchisement of constituents


Chris Anyanwu

Senator Chris Anyanwu has threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) if its refuses to accept results from Enyiogugu Mbaise area of Imo State due to use of manual process during the elections.

INEC officials conducted the elections manually in some polling booths in the area when the card readers failed to work, raising fears that INEC could discount results from the area.

Anyanwu, who represented Owerri zone at the National Assembly, was at Ward 011 at Community School, Oboma, Enyiogugu in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area with members of her family to cast her vote.

Speaking on the failure of the card reader, Anyanwu said it was unfortunate that after preparing for the elections and spending so much money for four years, INEC could not get the card readers right.

Meanwhile, Saturday’s elections went smoothly was peaceful and devoid of any hitches in kebbi State, while the turn out of voters including women in pudah was impressive.

The Guardian learnt that sensitive electoral materials were distributed to all 21 local government areas in good time, while the materials reached the 225 wards of the state.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ahmed Yakub, commended INEC staff and ad-hoc staff, people of the state and security agents for the success of the exercise.

He explained that only few places encountered minor challenges with their card reader, as a result of starting the exercise earlier than scheduled time of voting as the card readers were programmed for 9:00am, while those with minor technical faults were immediately rectified by the commission technicians.

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