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08.11.2021 news BREAKING: INEC Declares Anambra Governorship Election Inconclusive

Published 8th Nov, 2021

By Ibrahim Adeyemi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Anambra election inconclusive.

The declaration was made by Florence Obi, the presiding officer of the election at the INEC headquarters in Akwa.

Obi, the vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar, said the election was inconclusive because of the massive violence that stalled the election exercise in the Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.

READ ALSO: Anambra Gov Election: Massive Disenfranchisement, Ballot-Snatching, Over-Voting in 7 Out of 21 LGs

“It becomes imperative to bring elections from Ihiala with other LG before valid declaration can be made,” the presiding officer said. “Supplementary election in Ihiala to hold on Tuesday, 9 Nov 21 and collation will resume thereafter.”

Earlier, FIJ reported how violence stalled the election exercise in Ihiala and Orumba North.

Micheal Otu, the collation officer for Orumba North, had said he was dehumanised while carrying out his official duty during the election.

“I was made to sign the election papers under duress,” he said. ” I almost collapsed. I was locked in a toilet. As far as I’m concerned, there was no election in Oruma North.”

Although some party agents have accused Otu of selling his conscience and cooking a false story, the Returning Officer insisted that his life was in danger.

Elections in Ihiala were stalled due to sporadic shooting.

Published 8th Nov, 2021

By Ibrahim Adeyemi


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