IPOB has been accused by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the poor voter participation in the November 6 governorship election, which was deemed inconclusive.
” The politics of agitation for a separate state has produced a whole state of terror in this area of the country, ” Sam Egwu, INEC’ s supervising resident electoral commissioner for Anambra, told Channels TV on Sunday evening. ” Over time, the IPOB has been able to implement the sit- at- home directive. As a result, IPOB’ s fear has become the source of wisdom. ”
” We have had an issue with exceptionally low voter turnout, ” he said, referring to the influence IPOB had on turnout. I believe that if you are scientific in terms of what we are witnessing in many local governments, you are actually dealing with less than 25% voter turnout, which is not good for our democracy. ”
Mr. Egwu was the supervising resident electoral commissioner for the local government areas of Onitsha North, Onitsha South, and Ogbaru.
INEC postponed the governorship election in Anambra until November 9 in the early hours of Monday.
Returning Officer Florence Obi said the election did not take place in Ihiala LGA and that announcing the winner would be difficult due to the leading candidate Charles Soludo’ s insufficient margin of victory.
Mr Soludo’ s APGA has maintained a commanding advantage over his two rivals, the APC and the PDP, but Ihiala has more registered voters than APGA’ s runner- up PDP.
On Saturday, elections were held in 20 of the state’ s 21 local government units. Officials claim that residents of the local government were unable to exercise their franchise due to technical issues, logistics, and security concerns.
Also, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the governorship election in Anambra State.
Victory Oye, the party’ s National Chairman, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday, November 7, 2021.
President Buhari, according to Oye, deserves credit for the election’ s success because he granted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the reign to run the election without interference.