Anambra decides 2021: Live results, updates, situation reports from Governorship Election

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    INEC declares Anambra Guber poll inconclusive, election to hold Tuesday
    INEC declares Anambra Guber poll inconclusive, election to hold Tuesday
    Here are some of the results from Polling Units:
    Anambra Election – Polling Units                     APC   PDP    APGA
    MCC ICHIDA/ENUKWU STREET                  72         35       123
    ARINZE P/S                                                    45          3        87
    IRE VILLAGE HALL                                       39           7         89
    BISHOP ONYEABO/MCC ROAD, P/S          39          10        32
    CENTRAL SCHOOL I                                    37          19        28
    2, ORANYE STREET II                                 33           41       30
    1 IBOKU/NEW MARKET ROAD II                 31          12       23
    G.P.O. III                                                        28
    CENTRAL SCHOOL II                                   26           20     38
    Y.W.C.A III                                                      26           16      7
    Y.W.C.A I                                                        22           11      10
    EZENWA/FRANCIS OPEN SAPCE I            22           12      30
    JUBILEE HOTEL OPEN SPACE I                20             6       12
    AMANWAFOR/ABUDUM SQUARE             19           16       36
    OTUKWE HALL                                            19            22      34
    ILOAMAOBIALU SQUARE II                       18              5      13
    IRUKA P/S I                                                  17            10      22
    UGWUOCHA SQUARE                                16            10     15
    IRUKA P/S II                                                 16             9       21
    ST. MARY’S SCHOOL I                               15              3       60
    UDARA-EKE SQUARE                                14            11       20
    UKWU AKPU SQUARE II                            14            16       49
    OBINIKPA PRY. SCHOOL I                         13            13       14
    AGUORJI P/S III                                         13             15       34
    COMMUNITY P/S II                                    12              7       13
    AGUORJI P/S II                                          12             11       69
    OBIEZE VILLAGE SQUARE I                    12              4        35
    EZELICHI HALL I                                       12             15       22
    EZELICHI HALL II                                      12             27       23
    OKPUNO UMUOMA HALL III                    12                         21
    OBOM MBAEZUE                                      11              9        27
    AKAIYI VILLAGE HALL I                            11             15       74
    Y.W.C.A II                                                   11               4         9
    ILOKWUJELU SQUARE II                        10               6          6
    UKPOMILI HALL I                                      10             23        53
    OBEAGU URUOGBO HALL                       10             26       84
    URUALOR VILLAGE HALL II                     10              5        50
    Ward / RA:AKILI – OZIZOR                        10              5         7
    EZI UME SQUARE I                                    9             13        34
    ILOAMAOBIALU SQUARE III                      9              7         15
    ABBA TOWN HALL II                                   9              26        6
    OBI OKOSI PRY. SCHOOL                          9             32         28
    UMUELEKE HALL I                                      8             21         47
    AKPO TOWN HALL II                                   8             31         47
    AGUORJI P/S I                                             8             16         62
    NEW BETHEL PRY. SCHOOL I                    8              9          10
    AMANWAFOR SQUARE II                           7             15          20
    ST. MARY’S SCHOOL II                               7               4          43
    OBIEZE VILLAGE SQUARE IV                   7                 6         25
    IHEMBOSI CENTRAL SCHOOL                  7                26         30
    URUALOR VILLAGE HALL I                        7                 6          38
    AMANWAFOR SQUARE III                          6               11         18
    UMUELEKE HALL II                                     6               18           21
    ERULU VILLAGE HALL                                6                2            27
    COMMUNITY P/S I                                       6                3           19
    UKWU AKPU SQUARE I                              6                9            50
    ILOAMAOBIALU SQUARE I                         6                6            23
    GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL II                5              12            19
    CENTRAL SCHOOL I                                   5              10
    UKPOMILI HALL II                                        5              12            34
    OBIEZE VILLAGE SQUARE II                      5               3             30
    AKAIYI VILLAGE HALL II                              5               8             44
    INLAND GIRLS SEC. SCHOOL                    5              19            21
    SOCIAL CENTRE III                                      4              70             8
    MARYLAND ESTATE SQUARE (OPEN SPACE BESIDE ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH AMAWBIA)                  4              3              38
    EBE EZIMEZI                                                 4              37             52
    IFITEDUNU CIVIC CENTRE I                        4              6               8
    OBIEZE VILLAGE SQUARE III                       4              3              40
    UHUALOR PRY. SCHOOL I                            4              5               7
    CENTRAL SCHOOL IV                                    3             61
    EZIEGEGE SQUARE I                                     3             21             83
    EZI UME SQUARE II                                        3              4              38
    IFITEDUNU CIVIC CENTRE II                         3              4                5
    UKPOMILI HALL III                                           3             24             65
    URUOKWE VILLAGE SQUARE I                     3            15              64
    EBE ENUAGU HALL II                                     3             11            169
    SOCIAL CENTRE I                                           2             75              8
    UDURA-EKO SQUARE                                    2             40             18
    COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL III              2               5              37
    OPEN SPACE AT OBIAGU AKWA                   2               2               1
    MADONA PRY/ SEC SCH                               2               0                3
    ONITSHA NORTH MOTOR PARK                  2              11              13
    OBINIKPA PRY. SCHOOL II                            1               9               32
    EZIEGEGE SQUARE II                                   1               8               40
    OPEN SPACE BESIDE
    NO. 27 ISIOKWE MARKET SQUARE            1               10              12
    IDEMILI SOUTH LGA – POLLING UNIT RESULTS
    ALOR WARD 1
    NKWO IDE PUBLIC SQUARE II
    APC- 20
    APGA- 20
    PDP- 6
    NKWO IDE PUBLIC SQUARE III
    APC- 12
    APGA-17
    PDP- 6
    NKWO IDE PUBLIC SQUARE IV
    APC- 13
    APGA- 6
    PDP- 3
    NKWO IDE PUBLIC SQUARE V
    APC- 8
    APGA- 5
    PDP- 5
    ALOR WARD II
    UMUOSHI PRY SCH IV
    APC- 5
    APGA- 11
    PDP- 9
    UMUOSHI PRY SCH I
    APC- 7
    APGA- 16
    PDP- 11
    UMUOSHI PRY SCH II
    APC- 8
    APGA- 14
    PDP- 13
    UMUOSHI PRY SCH III
    APC- 12
    APGA- 13
    PDP- 13
    UNITED PRY SCH III
    APC- 18
    APGA- 16
    PDP- 4
    EBENESI OKUBUNOYE HALL
    APC- NILL
    APGA- 1
    PDP- 4
    UNITED PRY SCH II
    APC- 4
    APGA- 11
    PDP- 4
    UNITED PRY SCH I
    APC- 4
    APGA- 13
    PDP- 3
    NNOKWA WARD
    IDEMILI SQUARE II
    APC- 5
    APGA- 4
    PDP- 42
    IDEMILI SQUARE III
    APC- 4
    APGA- 2
    PDP- 15
    DISPENSARY NNOKWA II
    APC- 4
    APGA- 16
    PDP- 49
    UBILI HALL IV
    APC- 9
    APGA- 11
    PDP- 34
    UBILI HALL III
    APC- 5
    APGA- 2
    PDP- 9
    UBILI HALL I
    APC- 5
    APGA- 2
    PDP- 9
    NNOBI WARD II
    UMUIKECHEM SQUARE
    APC- 10
    APGA-24
    PDP-13
    NNOBI WARD III
    EZIEHULU HALL
    APC- 9
    APGA- 18
    PDP- 16
    UMUDIOKPALA UMUHAI HALL
    APC- 3
    APGA- 3
    PDP- 2
    OGIDI II
    APC 12
    APGA 10
    PDP 3
    YPP 4
    ZLP 35
    CENTRAL SCHOOL I
    Ward: OGIDI II
    AAC 1
    APC 1APGA 7
    PDP 5SDP 3
    ZLP 23
    5: 10 pm Anambra decides: Live Results from Polling Units
    Results are already currently trickling in from Polling Units in the ongoing governorship election in Anambra State.
    INEC officials have concluded the voting exercise in almost all the Polling Units while ballot counting has also commenced in the presence of the voters.
    DAILY POST gathered that the Anambra State governorship election was keenly contested between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Andy Uba, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Prof. Charles Soludo and Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
    While elections have been concluded in some Polling Units, many others started very late with INEC announcing the extension of voting till Sunday.
    Here are some of the results from Polling Units:
    Adegbefomimi ward 2 Enugu Ukwu Njidoka LGA
    APGA 82 votes
    APC 12 votes
    PDP 26 votes
    OBOSI WARD IDEMILI NORTH
    APC 8
    APGA 16
    PDP 15
    OBOSI II
    APC 4
    APGA 16
    PDP 15
    OPEN SPACE AT AMA EJIOFOR SQUARE, IRE
    APGA 0
    PDP 1
    YPP O
    APC O
    OPEN SPACE AT OGBE COLLEGE IRE
    APGA 0
    APC 0
    PDP 0
    YPP 0
    URUOWULU CENTRAL SCHOOL
    APGA 0
    APC 0
    PDP 0
    3:19 pm BREAKING: INEC extends voting by one hour, says exercise continues Sunday
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting exercise in the Anambra governorship election.
    The Resident Electoral Commissioner for INEC in Anambra State, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji announced the extension of voting by one hour, from the previous 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
    He also added that voting will continue on Sunday, insisting that an hourly briefing of the media will help to update all as the election progresses.
    The decision he said is to help voters in places where the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) failed.
    1:44 pm ZLP candidate, Okonkwo votes, decries BVAS, commends security arrangement
    Governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dr Obiora Okonkwo, has voted in his polling unit, Ogidi Town Hall, Polling Unit 009, Ogidi Ward 2.
    Okonkwo who spoke to journalists after voting commended the heavy deployment of security for the election.
    He said the arrangement for the election is good, and said he hopes the security situation remains till after the election.
    He decried technology failure in some places, as occasioned by Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), adding that such may affect peoples confidence in the election.
    He also condemned the late commencement of voting in most voting centres.
    Anambra Guber: Zero adherence to COVID-19 protocols during election
    DAILY POST Correspondent in Anambra reports that there is near zero adherence to COVID-19 protocols as indigenes of the state turn out to vote today.
    In many polling units visited, it was observed that there is high voters turnout, just as the voters also jettisoned COVID-19 protocols.
    It was observed that there was no social distancing in the polling units, just as many of the voters turned up without face masks.
    In Alor ward one, polling unit 002, where the Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige is expected to vote, the only COVID-19 protocol adhered to is the application of hand sanitizer.
    The INEC officials are waiting for voters
    “We started early. About 47 voters have voted, out of 540. We are still waiting for more people to come.
    “When the BIVAS gave us issue, we switched it off and restarted and it worked well.”
    Ward 3, PU03, Amawbia II, Central School, Awka South.
    12:26 pm Ozigbo expresses worry over poor internet, asks INEC to extend voting time
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo has expressed worry over the poor internet connectivity experienced by voters in the use of the Bi-modal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine.
    Mr. Ozigbo decried that it took him over 20 minutes to casts his vote and wondered what other voters would experience in various parts of the state.
    Ozigbo had cast his vote at Social Centre, Unit 010, Amesi, Aguata Local Government Area, where he spoke to journalists.
    He seized the opportunity to call for an extension of voting period, especially as voting is said to be ending at 2:30pm. He called on eligible voters to come out and exercise their franchise, assuring them of their security.
    He further decried late arrival of materials at Awka South, Orumba North, other parts, and urged INEC officials to ensure materials get to those areas to avoid disenfranchising voters.
    11:43 am Nnewi voters stop commencement of voting over unavailability of original result sheet
    Voters in Polling Unit 002, Enem Hall, Otolo Ward 2, Nnewi North Local Government Area have stopped the commencement of voting, saying original result sheets were not brought by INEC officials.
    Mr China Christian, a PDP supporter who spoke to DAILY POST said, “We have refused the commencement of accreditation/voting at PU 002, Enem Hall, Otolo Ward 2, Nnewi North LGA because the INEC officials did not come with original result sheet.
    “Until we sight the election result sheet, voting will not commence. Those preparing to write election results in their hotel rooms will meet their waterloo today,” he said.
    10:59 am Anambra election: Obiano votes in Aguleri, urges voters to come out on time
    The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano was among the first voters to cast their votes in the ongoing gubernatorial election in Anambra State.
    Obiano was accompanied by his wife, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu to Otuocha Ward 4 polling station where they both went through a rapid registration before casting their votes in the polling booth.
    Addressing the press shortly after casting his vote, Governor Obiano appealed to Ndi Anambra to come out quickly and perform their civic duties explaining that the voting exercise was expected to last for only a few hours.
    He commended the voting process, saying it was fast and easy and expressed optimism that the entire exercise would would be free and fair across the state.
    10:50 am Anambra election: Massive voters’ turnout in central zone
    Despite fears of insecurity, which many have said may cause voter apathy in today’s election in Anambra State, DAILY POST reports that there is massive voters turnout in all the polling units visited within the Central senatorial zone.
    In Amawbia, Enugwu-Ukwu, Ogidi and other areas visited, the turnout was high, with a long queue of voters, waiting to be accredited for voting.
    Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke who spoke on the massive turnout attributed it to the decision of the Federal government to deploy massive security in the state.
    “The people are very relaxed as you can see. There is no apprehension at all. People have no reason not to come out, because they are confident of the security,” he said.
    Anambra Deputy Governor votes, displays ballot paper, hails BVAS
    Anambra Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke, has voted at his polling unit, Umueze Awozu, Enugwu-Ukwu Ward 3, polling unit 005 at exactly 10:04am.
    Okeke who arrived the polling units and waited for a while because of the high turnout of voters was later captured within two minutes, and he cast his vote.
    After voting, he displayed his ballot paper to reveal that he voted for his party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
    “I had to reveal my ballot paper because they have been rumours that I had defected back to APGA, but that is not true. You just saw that I voted for my party, APC.”
    He also hailed the Biometric Voters Accreditation System (BVAS), saying the system presents a seamless voting process.
    “This is the easiest that I have had in voting ever. The process is very seamless and as you can see, I have just voted. In other election, I have always had problem of finger print, but this is different and seamless.”
    10:04 am Massive police presence in polling units
    There is a massive police deployment in polling units around Anambra State, as residents of the state go to cast their votes this Saturday.
     The election has witnessed over 15 police officers each in most of the units visited.
    Several roadblocks manned by soldiers were also seen within a kilometre range.
    It was, however, noticed that the security operatives were very cautious in the manner they are treating voters, just as it was noticed that they did not take firearms into the polling units.
    At 9:00 am, INEC officials and Security yet to arrive at former Gov Peter Obi voting centre PUs 019. Ward 2, Neni, Anaocha LGA.
    Voters present are complaining, saying they are ready to vote but election officials on ground.
    At 9:00 am, INEC officials and Security yet to arrive at former Gov Peter Obi voting centre PUs 019. Ward 2, Neni, Anaocha LGA.
    Voters present are complaining, saying they are ready to vote but election officials are not on ground.
    Former Governor, Peter Obi Village town hall.
    The people of Anambra State will on Saturday, November 6, 2021, decide who takes charge of the affairs of the state for the next four years.
    All things being equal, the election will go on despite serious security threats in the South East, especially Anambra State.
    Some of the notable political parties set to participate in the governorship election include: A, AA, ADC, APC, APGA
    APM, PDP, SDP, YPP and ZLP.
    However, the major contenders for the Anambra Government House are the All Progressives Congress, with a sitting Senator, Andy Uba as its flag-bearer. The All Progressives Grand Alliance, the incumbent party, has a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Prof. Charles Soludo as its candidate while the national main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has a young and vibrant candidate in the person of Valentine Ozigbo.
    This is not to undermine the strengths of Godwin Maduka, candidate of A; Ben Etiaba of the AA; Akachukwu Nwankpo of the ADC; Onyejegbu Okwudili representing the APM; Obinna Uzoh of SDP, Ifeanyi Ubah of the YPP and Obiora Okonkwo, candidate of the ZLP.
    There is, however, a serious concern about election apathy majorly because of the recent sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the heavy presence of the police and military, and other security agencies in the state.
    Follow this thread until the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC announces the winner of the election.