Anambra Poll: No Election In Ihiala LGA – Collation Officer

Ignatius Igwe  
Updated November 7, 2021
The Returning Officer for the Anambra State governorship election, Professor Florence Obi and other top election officials in Awka on November 7, 2021.


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation officer for the Anambra governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state on Sunday said elections did not hold in the LGA.

Ahmadu Umar said this while making a presentation after the result for Aguata LGA was declared.

He, however, didn’t state why there was no election in Ihiala LGA.

He gave the number of registered voters in the LGA as 148,407, insisting that the poll did not take place in Ihiala.

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Another LGA where there were some reported irregularities was Orumba North.

Addressing the Returning Officer, Professor Florence Obi, at the INEC Collation Centre in Akwa, the collation officer, Dr Michael Otu, described his experience as very pathetic.

“To be very frank to you, I want to categorically and unequivocally tell you that there was no election in the best of my knowledge and with the evidence, I am going to buttress herein,” he said.

According to him, the total registered voters in 18 registration areas is 93,608.

A drama ensued when he stated that though he collated the figures, he didn’t believe in it because he signed the results under duress.

“93,608 is what we collated, although I signed this document under duress, I don’t believe in it. I don’t believe in it, it is not my will,” he added.