The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state inconclusive.
The Returning Officer for the Gubernatorial Election, Professor Florence Obi made the announcement at the INEC head office in Awka, Anambra capital stating that there was no election in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.
Naija News recalls that INEC had announced the postponement of the governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area over alleged irregularities discovered in most communities in the council area.
Obi, the vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar while declaring the election inconclusive said “It becomes imperative to bring elections from Ihiala with other LG before valid declaration can be made,” She also added that the “Supplementary election in Ihiala to hold on Tuesday, 9 Nov 21 and collation will resume thereafter.”
She declared that the election process remains suspended until after a supplementary election is held in all the polling units of Ihiala Local Government.
Obi also stated that according to the Nigerian Constitution it was mandatory for INEC to conduct election in the affected area before declaring a winner.
The supplementary election has been scheduled to hold on Tuesday the 9th of November 2021.
Meanwhile, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), Professor Charles Soludo has been declared winner in 17 out of 21 local government election results so far declared in Anambra State.
The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with the development, is moving closer to being officially declared as the winner of the 2021 Anambra governorship election.