IPOB A THREAT TO NIGERIAN DEMOCRACY
INEC blames the ethno-terrorist group IPOB for low voter turn out in Anambra
Charles Soludo of APGA projected to win the Governorship Election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner of Anambra state Mr Sam Egwu, has blamed the banned terrorist group IPOB for low voter turn out.
Speaking on Channels TV, He said, “There is a whole state of fear that has been created by the politics of agitation for a separate state in this part of the country.”
“IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra) has been able to enforce the sit-at-home order over time. So the fear of IPOB has become the beginning of wisdom. We have had a problem with extremely low voter turnout. The voter turnout, I think, if you are scientific in terms of what we are seeing in many local governments, you are actually dealing with less than 25 per cent voter turnout, and this is not really good for our democracy.”
Turnout is reported to be at 25% all across the 21 Local Government Areas of Anambra state.
Meanwhile INEC has declared the results inconclusive. The Returning Officer of Anambra Mrs Florence Obi told newsmen at the Collation centre in the state capital Awka that a supplementary poll will take place on November 9. The poll will be held in Ihiala Local Government area.
Projections show former Central Bank Governor Prof. Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) at 103,946 votes, coming in second place Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Valentine Ozigbo 51, 322 votes and coming third is All Progressives Congress (APC) Andy Uba with 42,942 votes. The state has 2.5 million registered voters out of a population of 6.3 million.
Source Channels TV NAN
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