Senator Andy Uba Governorship Campaign Organisation says Uba’s aspiration is anchored on the quest to set new development agenda for the state.
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Umuabuchi hall .
Suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra on a Tuesday engaged the police on battle for over three hours at Osumoghu junction.
The development forced a joint security operatives to block the Osumoghu junction bordering Imo State.
The Police have denied knowledge of killing of anybody during the Anambra State Governorship Supplementary Election in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.
The was an unconfirmed report that soldiers patrolling around the distribution/ Collation Centre at the Ihiala Local Government Headquarters reportedly shot dead a yet-to-be-identified man.
Uzor describes the election process as sluggish. He said the Independent National Electoral Commission needs to up its technology.
He said many voters were disenfranchised because of malfunctioning of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System.
Rev father Oliver Onyema after casting his vote at ward 20 Mbosi. He said he travelled from Amichi in Nnewi South LGA where he works as a priest to Mbosi his home town to exercise his franchise.
He said, "On Saturday, I was here but things didn't work quite well, but today everything went well. I have voted and I'm going back to my parish in Amichi.
The supplimentary poll of the Anambra Governorship election is underway in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.
The Returning officer, Professor Florence Obi, had said the election would hold in 362 polling units of the local government today, November 9.
The Officer citing the constitution reiterated that election had to take place in those polling units.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Anambra governorship election inconclusive due to its inability to deploy staff and materials to Ihiala Local Government Area, as a result of insecurity.
Returning officer in the election, Prof. Florence Obi said disclosed that a rescheduled election would hold on Tuesday to complement the 20 local government areas election result already announced.
The police have denied a purported planned arrest of some key officials of the Anambra State Government over the Saturday poll.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police ( operations), Zakky Ahmed, described the story as "fake news".
He said there was nothing like that known to the police.
While assuring of police's neutrality in the poll, the DIG asked journalists to shun fake news during the exercise.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed November 13 for its rescheduled election in the entire Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Recall that INEC had postponed the poll over alleged irregularities uncovered in most communities in the council area.
The commission made the announcement on Sunday through the officer in charge, Ahmadu Umar, during the collation of results from other LGAs.
Umar, who explained that Ihiala LGA has 148,407 registered voters, warned trouble makers to steer clear of all the venues where the election is to be held in the LGA.
The Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba, had earlier claimed that a politician in the area and his group tried to rig the election in Ihiala.
He said some of the hoodlums meant to use for the purpose had been arrested by security agents.
Awka South LGA
Anambra East LGA
Idemili South LGA
Onitsha South LGA
Nnewi North LGA
Orumba South LGA
Onitsha North LGA
Idemili North LGA
Nnewi South LGA
Orumba North LGA
(Result Contested. Not Declared)
Awka North LGA
Anambra West LGA
***APGA won 17 out of 19 local governments called.
***PDP won 1 local government.
***YPP won 1 local government.
***No results declared for Ihiala LGA as elections did not hold.
* No results declared for Orumba North LGA. Result is contested.
The candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, Prof Charles Soludo, has cleared 10 of the 11 local governments declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission so far in the ongoing Anambra governorship poll.
The 11th local government area was clinched by candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.
As it stands, candidates of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Andy Uba and the People’s Democratic Party, Mr Valentine Ozigbo are yet to win in any of the results declared so far.
Anambra State has 21 local governments.
The Returning Officer for Idemili South Local Government Area, Dr. Gabriel Othong, on Sunday confirmed that there was no election in Oba Ward 1, Oba Ward 11 and Akukwu ward all in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra.
The Returning Officer for Idemili South Local Government Area, Dr. Gabriel Othong, says that 41 result sheets of the 42 result sheets for 89 polling units have been carted away by an undisclosed supervising polling officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Othong, who is from the University of Calabar in Cross River, made the statement while submitting results for the area.
“One of the SPOs carted 41 Result Sheets out of the 42 Result sheets meant for the 89 polling units in the affected wards.
“Over 40, 000 voters were not able to vote in the affected areas due to the development,” he said
A - 31
AA - 02
ADC - 33
ADP - 36
APC - 2291
APGA - 5358
APM - 21
APP - 10
NNPP - 08
NRM - 07
PDP - 2312
SDP - 28
YPP - 902
ZLP - 649
Dr. Gabriel Othong, the Returning Officer of the Idemili South Local Government Area says that 41 result sheets of the 42 result sheets for 89 polling units were carted away.
Othong, who is from the University of Calabar in Cross River, made the disclosure while submitting results for the area.
Anambra East LGA
APGA - 9746
APC - 2034
PDP - 1380
YPP - 559
APGA - 6925
PDP - 5025
APC - 2085
Awka South LGA
APGA - 12891
APC - 2595
PDP - 5496
YPP - 919
APGA - 3424
PDP - 2804
APC - 2409
APGA - 4124
APC - 1991
PDP - 1690
YPP - 1360
Onitsha North LGA
APGA - 5587
APC - 3909
PDP - 3781
YPP - 682
Onitsha South LGA
APGA - 4281
APC - 2050
PDP - 2253
YPP - 271
APGA - 8798
APC - 3216
PDP - 3404
ORUMBA SOUTH IS APGA
APGA ..... 4,394
APC ..... 2,060
PDP ..... 1,672
YPP ..... 887
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the Anambra election, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has won six Local Government Areas, in the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
PU: 011 Social Centre
WARD: 005 Amesi
LG: Aguata LGA
No of Registered voters -738
Accredited voters -114
APGA - 67
WARD: NISE II 001
APGA – 40
PDP – 19
YPP – 3
APC – 1
WARD: NISE II 002
APGA – 49
PDP – 29
YPP – 1
APC – 5
WARD: NISE II 007
APGA – 68
PDP – 16
YPP – 6
APC – 12
WARD: NISE II 008
APGA – 68
PDP – 13
YPP – 4
APC – 3
WARD: NISE II 009
APGA – 59
PDP – 13
YPP – 28
APC – 9
Nteje Ward 3. Unit 002
Nteje Ward 3. Unit 003
Total Accreditation: I39
unaccredited : 578
Total valid votes cast: 139
Voided Votes = Nil
Rejected = Nil
717 = Registered Voters
Counting of votes has started at Ward 003, Unit 006, Amawbia 1, Igwedimma Primary school, Awka South.
The All Progressives Congress candidate, Andy Uba, has won his polling unit - Uga ward 1, polling unit 017.
APC - 80
LP - 1
AAC - 1
Invalid votes - 3
Registered voters - 565 votes
Accredited voters - 106 votes
Valentine Ozigbo was pictured casting his vote at Social Center 010 polling center in his hometown in Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Speaking to newsmen, Ozigbo who was accompanied by his wife, Ojiugo, considers request for extension of voting due to card reader issues.
“I’m grateful for the peaceful environment but I have mixed feelings for now... I’m a bit worried by how long it took us to vote.
“... if this is how long it takes for one person to vote, we might need to request for an extension in the voting time to ensure that every eligible voter votes."
Ozigbo casted his vote at the Social Center 010 polling center in his hometown in Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Speaking to newsmen, Ozigbo who was accompanied by his wife, Ojiugo, said, “I have mixed feelings for now. On one hand, I’m thankful that I’ve been able to vote, however I’m a bit worried by how long it took us to vote, Ozigbo said.
“I commend INEC for introducing the machine which will help us reduce election fraud and rigging, but if this is how long it takes for one person to vote, we might need to request for an extension in the voting time to ensure that every eligible voter votes."
The Biometric Voters Accreditation System machine failed to accredit the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, for over an hour in Alor Ward, Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Oye, has expressed reservation over the governorship poll in the state.
Oye while voting at Amawbia ward 3, Polling Unit 003 in Awka South LGA , expressed dissatisfaction over the malfunctioning of BIVAS machine.
He said, "With the massive turnout of voters at the polling unit , I'm afraid that many eligible voters might be disenfranchised.
Voters complained about faulty INEC Biometric voter accreditation system at the ward
VOTE-BUYING: CAUGHT IN THE ACT— TheCable (@thecableng) November 6, 2021
Location: PU10, Ward 3, Amawbia South LG.
Update: Voting is in progress -- and so is vote-buying. The agents of one of the contesting parties are sharing N1000 and N500 to some voters while three police officers were also given N1000 each. pic.twitter.com/ISzsD0n4Ld
All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, Charles Soludo has casted his vote at his polling unit in Ward 13, Isuofia, Aguata LG.
10:55AM.— Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (@ptcij) November 6, 2021
PU 012, Ezi Ezekwe Square, Abagana III, Njikoka LGA.
Heated argument ongoing among electorates and Adhoc staff.#AnambraDecides #AnambraElection #AnambraDecides2021 @premiumtimesng @EU_SDGN @EUinNigeria @USAIDNigeria @DFID_UK @IFES1987 @econec_resao pic.twitter.com/Pm5vv0JvGQ
Voters have been left stranded at Alor Ward 1 in the Idemili South LGA - the PU of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, due to faulty card readers (Biometric Voters Accreditation System).
As of the time of filing this report, The PUNCH reports that voters have not been able to vote as a lady corps member, who pleaded anonymity, said the BIVAS could not capture the voters.
Meanwhile, Ngige is yet to arrive at the polling unit to vote.
As of 11:35am, voting materials have yet to arrive at Ward 01 and 02, Isuaniocha, Awka North LGA, Anambra.
Governor Willie Obiano and First Lady Ebelechukwu have cast their votes at the ongoing Anambra Governorship Election.
The governor and his wife were seen voting their votes around 9:28am at ERI primary sch, Polling Unit 004, Otuocha Ward Ward 1, Aguleri in Anbra East LGA.
Speaking immediately after casting his vote, he said, “I ask Anambra people to come out and vote. Everywhere is peaceful. Come out and vote.”
Anambra State Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke, commended the Federal Government for providing the peaceful environment.
He said," I'm impressed with the turnout. The process was transparent . The credit should be given to the federal government for providing the enabling environment. The presence of the security personnel gave the people courage to come out to vote."
Voters are protesting at Ofiyi polling 002, Isuofia Ward 13, that card readers are not working. Prof Soludo, the APGA candidate is expected to cast his vote but yet to do so.
Voting finally commenced at about 9:35 am at Ward 19, Unit 8 at the Ezenifite Town Hall, Okpuno, in Awka South LGA with 3072 voters expected.
Voters, agents and observers were seen around the unit, while the polling officers gave out ballot papers to those who have been accredited.
The Anambra State Police have denied a trending video of policemen allegedly protesting about nonpayment of their election duty stipend.
Deputy Commissioner of Police in the state , Aderemi Adeoye ssid: "The alleged video of police officers protesting for non - payment is not true as been portrayed in the clip.
"A careful study of the video shows a group personnel in high spirit awaiting deployment for the election were chanting victory songs.
"The Police Command remains focused and committed in protecting the sanity of the electoral process in Anambra state."
Some policemen deployed for today's governorship election in Anambra State have have been seen protesting the alleged non-payment of their feeding allowance.
Reports revealed that a total of N10,000 was approved for their feeding allowance but as of election eve on Friday, Nov, 5, the policemen were yet to receive the allowance.
A video shared by Goldmyne TV on social media showed the policemen gathering at Idemili Ogidi Police Division, chanting “pay us our money.”
It was also reported that the cops, many of whom arrived Anambra during the week, were not given accommodation.
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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has urged all field staff of the body to be transparent in their dealings and ensure that every vote counts in Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State.
This is just as he warned that attention will be on the commission as Nigerians expect them to consolidate on recent successes and past gains.
Yakubu, who gave the statement on the eve of the election, insisted that after several months of preparations, the election will hold despite the earlier security challenges experienced in the build-up to the exercise.
“Our determination to ensure that the election holds as scheduled has been unshaken. In the process, we rebuilt our fixed assets and replaced movable facilities.
“We also sought and obtained the support of the security agencies, political parties and candidates and all other stakeholders for a successful exercise.
“Over the next few days, all eyes will be on us. As you are aware, Nigerians expect the Anambra Governorship election to be an improvement on the high standards achieved in recent elections,” Yakubu said.
The INEC boss also disclosed that this was the reason that the commission introduced the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for fingerprint and facial biometric authentication of voters and that the staff have been trained on the new technology.
“We have also delivered all sensitive and non-sensitive materials for the election on schedule, deployed election duty staff and made logistics arrangements to move personnel and materials to thousands of locations in Anambra State where voting and collation of results will take place.
“It is therefore imperative for all of you to ensure that every single vote counts. You must remain true to our commitment that only the voters in Anambra State determine who becomes the next Governor of the State. In doing so, you must be guided by the extant laws, our guidelines/regulations and good conscience. You should remain vigilant, principled and committed to the vision and mission of the commission,” he said.
Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party
Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party
Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress
Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance
Godwin Maduka of Accord Party
Etiaba Chukwuogo (AA)
Nwankwo Chidozie (AAC)
Akachukwu Nwankpo (ADC)
Ume-Ezeoke Douglas (ADP)
Onyejegbu Okwudili (APM)
Azubuike Echetebu (APP)
Chika Okeke Adibe (BP)
Agbasimalo Emmanuel (LP)
Ohajimkpo Emeka (NNPP)
Ezenwafor Victor (NRM)
Nnamdi Nwawuo (PRP)
Uzoh Godwin (SDP)
Obiora Okonkwo (ZLP).
A total of 18 political parties/candidates will jostle for the votes of over 2.5 million electorate today November 6 in Anambra State as they elect a new governor.
INEC confirmed that 2,525,471 registered voters would participate in the election.
Unlike the previous election, INEC did not release the number of PVCs collected in the state.
According to THE PUNCH, INEC blamed the security situation and the sit-at-home order by the separatist Indigeneous People of Biafra, which prevented residents from free movement, for its inability to fully distribute the PVCs to the owners.
However, some civil society organisations who are also observers in the election however described this as unacceptable.