LIVE: Collation of result suspended in Anambra election

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18 candidates contested the governorship position in Saturday’s election in Anambra State, which was considered generally peaceful.

Voting took place in the 21 LGAs of the state.

According to INEC, there are 2.5 million registered voters and 5,720 polling units but was no voting in 86 because there are no registered voters there.

Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar, Professor Florence Obi, is the State Collation and Returning officer for the election.

12:30 am: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results for the Anambra State governorship election. This is until when a supplementary election is conducted in Ihiala LGA on Tuesday.

The State Returning Officer for the election, Florence Obi, the vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar, who made the declaration said this was because there was no election in Ihiala Local Government Area which has over 148,000 registered voters.

Charles Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), scored a total of 103,946 votes and won the election in 17 out of the 21 local government areas of the state.

His closest rival, Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 51,322 and won in only one local government area.

06:40 pm: All results from local governments have been collated. The Returning Officer, Resident Electoral Commissioner and others are now in a ‘crucial’ meeting to determine the decision to take over Ihiala and Orumba North LGAs where election results were not announced. The results of 19 LGAs have been announced.

Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has secured the majority of the votes cast

The APGA candidate won in 17 of the 19 local government areas where the election took place.

One local government was won by the PDP candidate, Valentine Ozigbo, while the candidate of the YPP, Ifeanyi Ubah, also won in one local government.

However, the collation officers for two local government areas, Ihiala and Orumba North said at the collation centre that elections did not hold in their local governments.

06:18 pm: INEC officials in a meeting over ‘technicality with figures

06:11 pm: ANAMBRA WEST LGA
REG – 62637
ACV – 5242

APC – 1233
APGA – 1918
PDP – 1401
YPP – 357

05:54 pm: AWKA NORTH LGA

REG – 72036
ACV – 4447

APC – 755
APGA – 1908
PDP – 840
YPP – 381

05:30 pm: ORUMBA NORTH LGA
REG – 93608
ACC –

Collation Officer, Dr. Michael Otu claimed he signed the election result under duress.

He didn’t give the break down of votes won by parties

The officer, who has stated that he does not believe in the result, accused some INEC officials assigned to him of colluding with those who disrupted the process.

He accused one Comfort Omoregie, an electoral officer, in particular, of tampering with the electoral process.

She denied the accusation and called Dr Otu ‘inexperience’ in election matters.

05:16 PM: NNEWI SOUTH LGA
REG – 89357
ACC – 9598

APC – 1307
APGA – 3243
PDP – 2226
YPP – 1327

05:10 pm: EKWUSIGO LGA

REG – 82236

ACC – 6864

APC – 1237

APGA – 2570

PDP – 1857

YPP – 727

04:46 pm: OHIALA LGA

The Anambra governorship election did not hold in Ihiala LGA, according to Ahmadu Umar, the collation officer.

Elections in some polling units in the LGA were suspended after election officials reported being attacked by hoodlums, according to TheCable.

An election official said some of the attackers claimed to be enforcing an Indigenous People of Biafra sit-at-home directive.

On Thursday, IPOB reversed the order and urged Anambra residents to vote.

Another INEC ad hoc official, Comfort, said hoodlums accused staff of planning to rig the election, while another corps member, Peter, said lateness to polling units led to attacks in some areas.

04:38 pm: IDELIMI NORTH LGA

REG VOTES – 210,689

ACC VOTES – 12,621

APC – 2,291

APGA – 5,358

PDP – 2,312

04:35 pm: AGUATA LGA

REG VOTES – 144,766

ACC VOTES – 20,809

APC – 4,773

APGA – 9,136

PDP – 3,798

04:18 pm: ONITSHA NORTH LGA

REG VOTES – 158,804

ACC VOTES – 14, 806

APC – 3,909

APGA – 3,781

PDP – 5,587

04:01 pm: OGBARU LGA

REG VOTES – 169053

ACC VOTES – 9117

APC -1 178

APGA – 3051

PDP – 3445

YPP – 484

02:30 pm – Results of 10 LGAs have so far being collated and one hour break was being observed

02:20 pm: ORUMBA SOUTH LGA

REG VOTES – 74,690

ACC VOTES – 10,554

APC – 2,060

APGA – 4,394

PDP – 1,672

YPP – 887

02:10 pm:  NNEWI NORTH LGA

REG VOTES – 139,368

ACC VOTES – 13,751

APC – 1,278

APGA – 3,369

PDP – 1,511

YPP – 6,485

02:00 pm: NJIKOKA LGA

REG VOTES – 103,715

ACC VOTES – 17,934

APC – 3,216

APGA – 8,803

PDP – 3,409

YPP – 924

1:55 pm: ONITSHA SOUTH LGA

REG VOTES – 156775

ACC VOTES – 9406

APC – 2,050

APGA – 4,281

PDP – 2,253

YPP – 271

01:40 pm: IDEMILI SOUTH LGA

REG VOTES – 11,2652

ACC VOTES – 6,622

APC – 1,039

APGA – 2,312

PDP – 2,016

YPP – 752

12:50 pm: ANAMBRA EAST LGA

REG VOTES -98426

ACC VOTES-14419

APC- 2034

APGA – 9746

PDP- 1380

12:40 pm: ANAOCHA LGA

REG VOTES – 109860

ACC VOTES-15940

APC- 2085

APGA- 6911

PDP- 5108

12:30 pm: AYAMELUM LGA

REG VOTES – 87128

ACC VOTES – 9754

APC – 2409

APGA- 3424

PDP- 2804

12:14 pm:  OYI LGA

REG VOTES – 100764

ACC VOTES -13241

APC – 2830

APGA- 6133

PDP- 2484

12:10 pm: AWKA SOUTH LGA

REG VOTERS -176812

ACC VOTERS -23854

APC – 2595

APGA – 12891

PDP – 5498

12:00 pm: DUNUKOFIA LGA

REG VOTERS – 74855

ACC VOTERS – 10134

APC – 1991

APGA – 4124

PDP – 1680

YPP- 1360

Reporting by Alfred Ajayi; Editing by Saadatu Albashir

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