INEC declares Anambra election inconclusive as Soludo leads Ozigbo with over 50,000 votes — after 20 LGAs - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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INEC declares Anambra election inconclusive as Soludo leads Ozigbo with over 50,000 votes — after 20 LGAs

By Our Correspondent



Chukwuma Soludo, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), is currently maintaining a healthy lead in the Anambra governorship election.


After results from 20 our of the 21 LGAs were collated on Sunday night, Soludo had secured over 100,000 votes, while Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had less than 55,000 votes.


The third major contender, Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), secured 42,942 votes.


Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the election inconclusive.


While announcing the commission’s decision at 12:16am, Florence Obi, returning officer for the election, said the collation of results was suspended to allow for a supplementary election in Ihiala LGA.


Ahmadu Umar, collation officer for Ihiala LGA, had earlier said there was no election in his area.


The supplementary election has been fixed for November 9, 2021.


See the breakdown of the result after 20 LGAs below.


Registered voters— 246,638
Accredited voters— 241,090

A— 1,793
AA— 76
AAC— 580
ADC— 313
ADP— 743
APC— 42,942
APGA— 103,946
APM— 288
APP— 133
BP— 173
LP— 2,697
NNPP— 111
NRM— 207
PDP— 51,322
PRP— 428
SDP— 782
YPP— 20,917
ZLP— 2,070

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