Anambra: APC Demands Transparency In Ongoing Elections 

Morrison Iwuchukwu

The Anambra State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Basil Ejidike

has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to restore confidence reposed on it by the electorate through correcting some flaws identified during the Governorship election that began on Saturday November 6.

The Party Chairman said he had not called for cancellation of the election in the state because according to INEC, the election is inconclusive.

Oriental News Nigeria, reports that the INEC’s returning officer, Florence Obi, had declared the Anambra governorship election inconclusive on the grounds that voting did not take place in Ihiala Local Government Area due to reports of insecurity.

Obi had announced that a supplementary election will hold in 362 polling units in Ihiala LGA on Tuesday, November 9.

Also, Ejidike, denied reports that he collapsed after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly defeated the APC in his local government.

“I was surprised that several reports were circulated in the social media saying that APC called for cancellation of the election, that the chairman of APC fainted and also lost his polling unit.

“All the reports were fake, and at no time did I make such statement in the media.

“There is no how we could have called for the cancellation of the results in an ongoing election,” he told a news conference.

Ejidike further called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to correct alleged errors recorded in Idemili North, Orumba North, Anambra East, Ayamelum, Anambra West and Awka North.

“But all we are advising the electoral umpire at this stage is for them to right the wrong because there are a lot of flaws recorded during Saturday governorship election,” he said.

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