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Politics of Monday, 8 November 2021


Anambra Election: INEC official says he was coerced to sign election papers of Orumba North LGA

INEC declared the Anambra polls inconclusive INEC declared the Anambra polls inconclusive

Mr. Micheal Otu, the collation officer for the Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra has said no election happened in the local government area he presided over because he was locked up in the toilet and forced to sign election papers, Peoples Gazette reports.

His statement comes off the back of the INEC declaring the LGA for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and several reports that the governorship election held on Saturday was peaceful, free, and fair.

“I was made to sign the election papers under duress,” Mr Otu narrated during the collation of results at Akwa on Sunday.

“I almost collapsed. I was locked in a toilet. As far as I’m concerned, there was no election in Orumba North.”

Orumba North has 93,608 registered voters and according to INEC, APC had 3909 votes, APGA had 5587 votes, PDP had 3781 votes and YPP garnered 682 votes.

INEC has taken a break from the ongoing collation of results to examine if the election actually took place at Orumba North Local Government Area, or not, according to Peoples Gazette.

From results of 20 local government areas collated so far Charles Soludo of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) won 18, while Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won one LGA while the Young Progressives Party won the other LGA.