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Anambra election ends without a winner

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The controversial governorship election in Anambra State, south-eastern Nigeria, has ended without a winner, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Monday.

INEC said none of the three candidates secured enough votes to be declared winner of the controversial election.

The state Returning Officer, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof James Epoke said Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, scored the highest number of votes cast but failed to secure enough votes to be declared winner.

He polled 174,710 votes to come first.

Willie Obiano: leads in results declared by INEC
Willie Obiano: leads in results declared by INEC

Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, came second with a total of 94,956 votes.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Dr. Chris Ngige, scored 92,300 votes to place third, but is expected to sweep North Idemili Local Government Area which boasts over 180,000 votes.

The Labour Party (LP) candidate Ifeanyi Ubah polled 37,446 votes.

A total of 23 candidates stood for the election.

There were over 1.7 million registered voters for the election but only 451,826 voters were accredited.

APGA won in 16 of the 21 local government areas; APC won in two, PDP won in two, while LP won one.

The announcement began at about 12.40am and ended at exactly 5am.

All the local government collation officers were professors or senior staff of UNICAL.
INEC said the total number of cancelled votes was more than the difference between the numbers of votes cast.

A supplementary election in the areas where election were cancelled will be scheduled for a later date.

The results by local government areas are as follow.

In Aguata, APC scored 5,275 votes, APGA polled 10,180, PDP got 4,275 votes, while LP polled 1,129.

There were 24,883 accredited voters in Aguata, 23,452 votes were valid.

In Ayamelum, APC polled 1,827; APGA scored 9,121; PDP got 5,681 and LP (624). Total valid votes was 17,449.

In Anambra East, APC 1,418; APGA (15,300), PDP (5,579) and LP (511). Total valid votes cast was 23,315.

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In Anambra West, APC scored 2,478; APGA (5,128), PDP (3966) and LP (321).

In Anaocha, APC polled 3,174, APGA (14,563), PDP (2,948) and LP (733). A ballot box was snatched at Unit 016, Obiamaka Primary School, it was reported.

In Awka North, APC scored 1,712 votes, APGA (5,385), PDP (3,943) and LP 474.

In Awka South, APC polled 6,596, APGA (9,206), PDP (5,689) and LP (1,648).

The PDP scored the highest number of votes in Dunukofia, followed by APGA (3,670), APC (3,522) and LP (1,236).

The APGA polled the highest number of votes in Ekwusigo (6,815), followed by PDP (4,426), APC (2,958) and LP (1,692).

In Idemilli North, APC scored the highest number of votes (7,135), followed by APGA (2,795), PDP (1,462) and LP (643).

The APC also led in Idemili North, where is scored 9,539 votes. APGA polled 2,899; PDP scored 3,786 while LP got 1,021.

In Ihiala, APC scored 4,069; APGA (10,067), PDP (5,517) and LP (1,854).

The APGA scored 10,753 votes in Njikoka. APC polled 4,585, PDP got 5,630 and LP scored 754.

In Nnewi North, LP led with 18,014 votes, followed by APGA (4,846), APC (3,076) and PDP (1,942).

In Nnewi South, APGA led with 8,145, followed by PDP (3,031), APC (2,676) and LP (2,214).

In Ogbaru, APGA polled 11,716. Others are: APC (7,687), PDP (6,114) and LP (95).

The APGA scored 10,842 votes in Onitsha North. Other results are: APC (7,616), PDP (4,947) and LP (776).

In Onitsha South, APGA led with 9,786 votes. Other results are: APC (7,094), PDP (3,520) and LP (716).

The APGA led in Orumba North, polling 9,161 votes, followed by PDP (4,567) and APC (3,343).

In Orumba South, APC scored 3,147. Other results are: APGA (6,338), PDP (4,003) and LP (1,265).

In Oyi, PDP led with 9,123 votes, followed by APGA (6,994), APC (3,373) and LP (206).