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INEC declares Anambra governorship election inconclusive, schedules supplementary

Anambra State governorship election has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday. INEC Returning Officer of the Anambra governorship election, Florence Obi, said that a supplementary election will hold in 362 polling units in Ihiala Local Government Area on Tuesday, November 9. Obi made the announcement at INEC headquarters in…

Anambra State governorship election has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday.

INEC Returning Officer of the Anambra governorship election, Florence Obi, said that a supplementary election will hold in 362 polling units in Ihiala Local Government Area on Tuesday, November 9.

Obi made the announcement at INEC headquarters in Awka, Anambra State capital, saying the election did not take place in Ihiala due to reports of insecurity in the environment.

She cited Nigeria’s electoral act and noted that the election in Ihiala Local Government Area has to be completed before the overall results for the Anambra governorship election will be announced.

However, the results released so far by INEC puts the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Prof Chukwuma Soludo in pole position to win the election. Soludo leads with 103,946 votes.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Andy Uba has 42,942 votes while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Valentine Ozigbo has 51, 322 votes and Young Progressives Party (YPP) candidate Ifeanyi Ubah has 20,917 votes.