An official of independent National electoral commission has reportedly absconded with over 40 election results in Anambra state
Dr. Gabriel Odor, Collation Officer of Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra, disclosed this at the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka area of Anambra state, during the final collation of results on Sunday.
Odor, who is a lecturer at the University of Calabar, said because of the development, elections could not hold in the affected areas.
Prof Chukwuma Soludo, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APGA), won in Idemili South.
He polled a total of 2,312 votes to defeat Mr Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had 2,016 votes and Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who secured 1,039 votes.
Results of the Anambra State governorship election are already coming in from the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as received from the various Local Government Areas, LGAs.
DAILY GIST understands that INEC had on Sunday announced that the collation of results in all polling units has commenced
The final collation is ongoing at the time of filling this report.
Soludo of APGA is currently taking the lead with at least over 30,000 votes ahead of other candidates.
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