INEC Declares Anambra Governorship Election Inconclusive
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Anambra State governorship election inconclusive.
The Returning Officer for the election in the State FLORENCE OBI, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, made the declaration in the early hours of today, Monday, at about 12:20 a.m.
The RO explained that the reason for actiin was because there was no election in Ihiala Local Government Area, disclosing that the LGA has over 148,000 registered voters.
Brave Views can report that from the election results announced so far, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof CHARLES CHUKWUMA SOLUDO has pulled the highest votes, scoring a total of 103,946 votes and won the election in 18 out of the 21 local government areas of the state.
The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), VALENTINE OZIGBO follows closely by scoring a total of 51,322 and won in only one local government area while ANDY UBA of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) scored 42,942.
The margin between SOLUDO and OZIGBO currently stands at 52,624.
The INEC RO said: “Based on constitutional provision and in consideration of the Electoral Act as well as the revised regulations and guidelines for the conduct of elections issued by the Commission, supplementary election is slated for Ihiala Local Government Area”.
She said the constitution provides for a candidate to secure both the highest number of votes cast and 25 per cent of votes cast in at least two-third of the local government areas of the state to be declared the winner.
“Therefore, it is important to complete the election in Ihiala to make this determination”.