The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has suspended the announcement of the results of the recently concluded Anambra governorship election.
The Electoral Commission also paused the process of declaring the winner of the Anambra governorship election’s result until a supplementary election is held in the 326 polling units in the Ihiala local government area (LGA).
The returning officer of INEC, Professor Florence Obi, was the one who announced the suspension of the announcement of the results, adding that it is important to complete the election in Ihiala local government based on constitutional provisions which say a candidate must win 25% of the votes cast in two-thirds of the LGAs within a State in a Governorship election.
The supplementary election will take place on the 9th of November, 2021.
Professor Florence Obi explained that INEC cannot deploy well to the local government due to security concerns, adding that it is important for the Ihiala local government election to take place in the 326 polling units in Ihiala before they can conclude the Anambra state governorship election.
The collation and announcement of the results of the Saturday Anambra governorship election began at INEC’s headquarters in Awka at 11:20 am yesterday, November 7th, 2021.