Anambra Election: INEC supervising officer absconds with 41 result sheets

According to him, there was no election in Oba Ward 1, Oba Ward 11 and Akukwu ward all in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra.
Anambra Election: INEC supervising officer absconds with 41 result sheets
INEC addressing the press during the collation of results in Anambra Election

The Returning Officer for Idemili South Local Government Area, Dr. Gabriel Othong, says that 41 of the 42 result sheets in 89 polling units were 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.

The returning officer alleged that the result sheets of the affected areas were carted away by the SPO posted to the area.

According to him, there was no election in Oba Ward 1, Oba Ward 11 and Akukwu ward all in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra.

“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

Othong said some of the polling units did not get deployment of electoral officials due to cases of gunshots.

The agent of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Ebere Obiakor, said there was election in those places but the results were not collated.

However, Dr. Alex Obiogbolu, the collation agent of Peoples Democratic Party countered the position of the APC agent, saying there was no election in any of the affected places.

Sen. Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance corroborated Obiogbolu insisting there was no election in those areas.

Meanwhile, the result for the top three parties relaesed for Idemili South were APC- 1,036, APGA-2,312 and PDP-2,016.

Idemili South Local Government Area has a total of 112, 652 out of which only 6, 622 voters were accredited.

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