Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has gotten majority of results declared in the votes cast in Saturday’s Anambra State governorship election.
Based on the current votes, the former governor of Central Bank has an edge candidate, over other candidates even though he has not been declared the winner of the election, due to the suspension of election in Ihiala Local Government Area.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the state collation centre in Awka, formally announced the results of the election yesterday.
In the midst of controversies, the APGA candidate won in 18 of the 21 local government areas of the state.
Meanwhile, the election has been rescheduled to hold on Tuesday, November 9, as Umar sent a warning to troublemakers to steer clear of all venues where the election will hold in the council
One local government was won by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Valentine Ozigbo, while the candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Ifeanyi Ubah, also won in one local government.
However, the collation officer for Ihiala said at the INEC collation centre that elections did not hold in their local council.
With over 52,000 votes, Soludo leads his closest challenger, Ozigbo Ihiala local government alone which has over 148,000 registered voters.
In order to allow rerun elections in the outstanding local government where elections did not hold, at exactly 12: 15a.m. this morning, the election was thus declared inconclusive.
As a result of alleged irregularities discovered in most communities in the council, INEC announced postponement of the election in Ihiala.
The announcement was made during collation yesterday by the officer in charge, Ahmadu Umar.