Nigeria’s electoral umpire has declared the governorship election in Anambra State inconclusive.

Returning Officer for the election and vice-chancellor of University of Calabar, Mrs. Florence Obi, who made the declaration in the early hours of today, attributed this to the non-deployment of voting materials to to Ihiala Local Government Area which has over 148,000 registered voters.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, explained that there was security threat in the affected area.

Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Charles Soludo, scored a total of 103,946 votes to win the election in 18 out of the 21 local government areas of the state.

His closest contender of the Peoples Democratic Party, Valentine Ozigbo scored 51,000 votes to win in only one local government area.

A candidate is required to secure both the highest number of votes cast and twenty five percent of votes cast in at least two-third of the local government areas of the state before he is declared winner.

INEC is to conduct a supplementary election in Ihiala on tomorrow.


Source: Premium Times