The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Anambra governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area over alleged irregularities discovered in most communities in the council area.
Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba, had alleged that a notable politician in the area and his group tried to rig the election after perfecting a similar plan in other areas of Ihiala.
Adinuba noted that some of the hoodlums have been arrested by security agents and following the confusion that ensued as a result, INEC postponed the election.
During the collation of results on Sunday, the officer in charge, Ahmadu Umar announced that the election in Ihialia has been rescheduled the election to hold on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
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 INEC official warned trouble makers to steer clear of all the venues where the election will hold in the Ihiala Council area on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
While Prof Chukwuma Soludo leads his closest challenger, Valentine Ozigbo, 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.