Early voting: Low voter turnout recorded in Anambra Central re-run poll

14 January, 2018, 10:26 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • We are ready for Anambra re-run election – INEC

He said Nigerian democracy could only grow stronger if all stakeholders subjected themselves to due process.

The Minister in a statement signed by himself and sent to The Nation said he will not be participating in an election he described as charade. While casting his vote at Uruekwu ward in Enugwukwu, Okeke commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for smooth conduct of the election.

INEC had therefore asked the court to set aside its consent judgment so as to enable it conduct the rerun election in the said Senatorial District, as ordered by the Appeal Court.

He wondered what the commission was up to after rejecting the name forwarded to it by the APC as his replacement after monitoring the primary that produced the candidate.

The election was won by Mrs Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but the seat has been vacant since 2015 after Dr. Obiora Okonkwo of PDP, filed suit against its former National Chiarman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, INEC and Mrs. Ekwunife claiming he is the validly elected representative for Anambra Central Senatorial District.

"'I have met with INEC on this issue and I'm using this forum to inform the general public that I'm not part of the re-run".

"INEC actions which are biased, and jaundiced will be viewed as an act intentionally undertaken to humiliate and ridicule my person".

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"The report am getting is that the election is going on fine in the seven local government that make up this senatorial zone".

The election recorded one of the lowest turnouts in recent times with over 90 percent of voter boycotting the elections, according to results released so far.

In Agulu, the Agulu Lake Migrant School polling unit was desolate, with only polling officers seen in the square.

However, Umeh the APGA candidate voted at 11:14 am at ward 2, unit 6 Aguluzigbo, Anoacha Council Area and pledged to do the best if voted to the Senate, he then expressed satisfaction.

The turn out was massive, and an elder of the community said, "We have to come out o support our son". So even if the turnout is poor in other places, it has to be different here.

At Oye Market in Ukpo in Dunukofia with five polling units, voting also ended peacefully.

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