The Anambra Governorship Election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Professor Florence Obi, the election’s Returning Officer, delivered the announcement in the early hours of Monday at the INEC headquarters in Awka, Anambra’s capital.
Because there was no voting in the state’s Ihiala Local Government Area, she said the election could not end on the first ballot. Obi announced a supplementary election will be held in Ihiala on Tuesday, citing the Electoral Act as justification.
In Saturday’s election, Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) received the most votes. Obi said Soludo received 103,946 votes, followed by Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received 51,322 votes, and Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who received 42,942 votes.
In the election, there were 246,638 registered voters and 241,090 accredited voters.