Reactions Trail Plan For Anambra Central Senatorial Rerun

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Reactions have started trailing the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to hold a rerun in some local governments under Anambra North Central Senatorial District.

 

First to speak was one of the candidates and also a serving senator, Annie Okonkwo, who contested for relection under the platform of Accord Party.

 

He charged INEC to conduct a total major rerun because there were some shortcomings in the election that was held at the weekend.

 

 

He said he would like INEC to conduct a total major rerun because in some areas, the electorate were disenfranchised.

 

He alleged that the opposition parties knew that if the election was conducted 100 times that he is sure that he would be returned to the national assembly.

 

Okonkwo said the election was inconclusive because most of his supporters were disenfranchised through intimidation.

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He alleged that election never took place in four Local Governments: Idemili North and South, Obosi and Njikoka, which he also described as his party’s stronghold.

 

He enjoined his supporters and people of Anambra Central to be calm and should just wait when the date for the rerun in the seven places would be announced.

 

He further alleged that the earlier announced results were falsified by the opposition party.

 

According to the serving senator “I would like INEC to conduct a total majority rerun because election never took place in some local governments, so I would like INEC to go back and verify my claim.”

 

The battle over who represents Anambra Central Senatorial district is between three people, Senator Okonkwo, former governor of the State, Chris Ngige and former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Prof. Dora Akunyuli.

 

By Alawode Adebobola/Awka

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