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INEC declares Anambra guber poll  inconclusive, insists election must hold in Ihiala council area 

Following insecurity that prevented INEC from conducting election in 362 polling units in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, the Commission has declared Saturday’s governorship poll inconclusive.
A supplementary poll will now be conducted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, according to the Returning Officer for the governorship election, Prof. Florence Obi.
Obi, who cited the 1999 Constitution in declaring the poll inconclusive, insisted that election must hold in the 362 polling units for the process to be deemed conclusive.

“Election did not take place in Ihiala because there were reports of insecurity in the area.”

Persecondnews reports that in the results of the 19 local government areas announced so far, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and ex-Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, is maintaining a comfortable lead with 103, 946 votes.

Here is the performance of the 18 political parties that participated in the election (cumulative votes polled):
A – 1793
AA – 76
AAC- 580
ADC – 313
ADP – 743
APC – 42942
APGA – 103946
APM – 288
APP – 133
BP- 173
LP- 2697
NNPP – 111
NRM – 207
PDP – 51322
PRP – 428
SDP – 782
YPP – 20917
ZLP – 2070.

Total valid votes: 229,521
Rejected votes: 7,841
Total votes cast: 237,362

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