#AnambraDecides2021: Counting of votes begins in polling objects in Ihiala LGA


Balloting has ended in a lot of the polling objects in Ihiala Native Authorities Dwelling of Anambra, after several hours of lengthen for that reason of tiring arrivals of election officials and voting materials.

Even when it became once scheduled to delivery by 10 a.m., voting did now no longer originate up in a lot of the polling objects by noon. The voters, on the opposite hand, waited patiently for the way in which to originate up.

The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Akachukwu Nwankpo, cast his vote round 2: 27 p.m. at Umudiapani Polling Unit 004, Okija 1.

One more candidate, Obinna Uzor of the Social Democratic Occasion, who voted in his ward, Umunnamehi Ward, criticised the electoral process in Ihiala as being too slack.

He said the technical hitches with the INEC’s Bimodal Verification Accreditation Machine prevented many electorate from casting their vote early.

Earlier in the morning, round 10: 30 a.m., Victor Umeh, a historic senator and a chieftain of the All Progressives Gigantic Alliance (APGA), became once turned away from the headquarters of Ihiala Native Authorities Dwelling by some troopers securing the speak, essentially essentially based on a fable by The Cable

Deployment of voting materials and election officials became once performed on the council headquarters.

Mr Umeh is APGA’s agent for the governorship election.

The Cable reported that a senior military officer instant the favorite senator that he ought now to no longer be disclose on the council headquarters since he’s APGA’s agent on the speak level, now no longer on the native level.

The 2021 Anambra governorship election did now no longer clutch speak in Ihiala on Saturday for that reason of a security menace, essentially essentially based on the Self ample National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC suspended the collation of the election results across the speak on Monday and announced that the election ought to be held in Ihiala on Tuesday to fulfil the requirements of the Nigerian Structure and the Electoral Act.

Charles Soludo, the APGA candidate, won in 18 out of the 20 native authorities areas where results had been announced up to now. He scored a total of 103,946 votes.

His closest rival, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Occasion, won in most productive one native authorities space and scored a total of 51,322 votes.

There are 148,407 registered voters in Ihiala, essentially essentially based on INEC.

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