Sunday, 17 November 2013

INEC Suspends Final Collation of Results in Anambra election

Online news medium, Premium Times is just reporting that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has suspended the final collation of results of the Anambra election until Sunday (17th November)  afternoon.

It said a senior official of the commission announced at the collation centre that the final collation would begin after the rescheduled election in Obosi, Idemili North, is concluded.

“The collation would start (Sunday) afternoon or evening, whenever the election in Obosi ends. And voting will end when the last person on the queue has cast his or her vote,” the official added.

At the collation centre at INEC headquarters in Awka, the Anambra state capital, journalists, including those that passed the night on the plastic chairs, continue to trickle in and out of the centre.

Victor Umeh, the APGA Chairman, also spent the night at the collation centre.

The accreditation for the election in Obosi is expected to commence by 8 a.m. and end 12 p.m. Voting would begin by 12.30 p.m.

INEC had on Saturday night rescheduled the governorship election in 65 polling units in Obosi, Idemili North local government.

The commission said in a statement in Awka that the election would hold in the area on Sunday.

“Due to serious logistics and related challenges, the INEC wishes to inform all political parties, the electorate and the general public that it has rescheduled the election for Obosi Registration Area of Idemili North Local government Area.

“The election in the ward will now take place tomorrow, Sunday, 17th November, 2013 in all the 65 polling units,’’ the statement signed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra state, Prof. Chukwuemeka Onukaogu, said.

Mr. Onukaogu said the accreditation of voters would commence at 8 a.m. in all the 65 polling units while voting would begin at 12:30 p.m.

He regretted any inconveniences the rescheduling might cause members of the public.

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