The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the postponement of the governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State, following alleged irregularities discovered in most communities in the council area.
The announcement was made during collation on Sunday by the officer in charge, Ahmadu Umar.
According to him, there were 148,407 registered voters in the LGA, yet there was no election in the council area on Saturday due to the activities of some politicians who tried to rig the election.
The exercise has been rescheduled to hold on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, as the INEC official warned trouble makers to steer clear of all the venues where the election will hold in the Ihiala Council area.
While Prof Chukwuma Soludo leads his closest challenger, Valentine Ozigo, with over 45,000 votes, Ihiala local government alone has over 148,000 registered voters.
The total votes for the parties are APGA -99,160; PDP -49,475; APC- 40,270 and YPP -20,292.
Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba, had alleged that a politician in the area and his group had tried to rig the election.
He noted that some of the hoodlums have been arrested by security agents in the area.