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Anambra Guber: Peter Obi wins polling unit •Counting of votes ongoing in most areas

By Ifeoma Okafor, Awka on 18/11/2017

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•Ex-Governor Peter Obi
•Ex-Governor Peter Obi

Results of the Anambra State governorship election held today have started to trickle in, with the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and United Progressive Party (UPP) expectedly putting up a strong showing.

At Amatutu village, Agulu Ward 2 where former Governor Peter Obi voted, his party, PDP, polled 145 votes and APGA 40 while APC trailed with only scored five votes.

Counting of votes is in progress in many parts of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that voting ended at exactly 2 p.m. and counting of votes immediately commenced in the polling units where accreditation and voting commenced between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

NAN reports that INEC has 4,608 polling units across the 21 local government areas.

In most polling units located in Orumba, North and South, Aguata, Awka South and Awka North Local Government Areas, counting of votes was still in progress as at 2.30pm.

Also, at Anaku, Anyamelum Local Government Area, Mr Tony Ifeanya, Secretary of APGA, described the process as impressive, though there was apathy in some areas of the local government.

Voting has also ended in Ogbaru, while counting is ongoing in most polling units in Onitsha North and South council areas.

At Umudina-Nteje, Iruama-Nteje, Uruokwe-Enugwu-Ukwu all in Oyi Local Government Area, counting and collation of votes are ongoing.

NAN, however, reports that election is ongoing in Umuchu Civic Centre Ward 1, in Orumba North Council area where the PPA governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, voted at 1:30 p.m.

NAN reports that the officials and materials arrived at the polling unit at 1:02 p.m.

Also, commercial vehicle operation had resumed in most areas where voting had ended.

•Additional reports by NAN.

 

Source News Express

Posted 18/11/2017 9:56:19 PM

 

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