INEC declares Anambra election inconclusive as Soludo leads poll

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The Anambra governorship election has been declared inconclusive by INEC.

The state Returning Officer for the election, Florence Obi, who made the declaration in the early hours of Monday said this was because there was no election in Ihiala Local Government Area which has over 148,000 registered voters.

INEC was said could not deploy voting materials to Ihiala during Saturday’s election because of the security threat, she said.

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Chukwuma Soludo has secured a total of 103,946 votes and won the election in 18 out of the 21 local government areas of the state.

His closest rival, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 51,322 and won in only one local government area.

“Based on constitutional consideration and provisions of the Electoral Act as well as the Revised Regulations and Guidelines for the Conduct of Elections issued by the commission, supplementary election is indicated for Ihiala Local Government Area,” the state returning officer, Mrs Obi said.

No fewer than 18 political parties are participating in the election and they would be jostling for over 2.5 million votes.

The collation and announcement of the November 6, election started in INEC headquarters in Awka at about 11:30 am on Sunday.

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