The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results for the Anambra State governorship election and also suspended the declaration of the result of the election.
INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Florence Obi, announced this early on Monday, November 8, at the commission’s head office in Awka.
Professor Florence Obi, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar in Cross River State, said: “We have collated results from 20 out of 21 local government areas.”
She said: “The outstanding results are for Ihiala Local Government Area where for various reasons, the commission could not deploy materials yesterday (Saturday).
“Consequently, based on Constitutional considerations and provisions of the Electoral Act, as well as revised regulations and guidelines for the conduct of election issued by the commission, a supplementary election is indicated for Ihiala Local Government Area.”
Results were announced for all other LGAs with the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Charles Soludo, winning in 18 of the 20 LGAs where elections held.
Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Valentine Ozigbo, and Young Progressives Party (YPP), Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, each won a local government.
But the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Andy Uba, did not win any local government in the election.