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INEC Declares Imo North Rerun Election Inconclusive

Posted: Jul 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Anolu Vincent


The rerun election for the Imo North (Okigwe) Senatorial District held on Saturday has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Also declared inconclusive were the election for both Oru East and Isiala Mbano as well as some areas for Imo State House of Assembly.

Independent reports that there was a heavy shoot out at Okata and Amiri polling units in the Oru East Council Area while pockets of violence were also reported in some voting centres in Okigwe and Onuimo council areas respectively

Prof. Arinze Agbogu, returning officer in charge of the election, who announced this while briefing newsmen said that All progressives Congress candidate Hon. Ben Uwajumogu, pulled a total of 48,921 votes as against 40,142 scored by his PDP opponent, Athan Achonu

He said that a supplementary election would be conducted in the 15 pooling unites across the Okigwe senatorial zone were election were not held

He said that a new date for another rerun would be fixed by the INEC

He said that while the voting margin stands at 8,777, a total of 13,000 registered voters are expected to participate in the would be rerun.

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