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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmoud Yakubu has described the recently-concluded Anambra Governorship election as one of the most difficult elections ever held in the Country.
Explaining why he believes so, The INEC boss said preparations for the elections were held under very difficult circumstances, owing to the razing of the INEC State Office in Awka, and the Monday sit-at-home order directed by the IPOB.
Again, he stated that ballot boxes, vehicles, voting booths, Power Generators were all brought in from Abuja, Enugu, and Imo States.
Addressing the issues surrounding the BVAS, Yakubu maintained that the challenges witnessed by the Machine was more or less from the Operators of the system and not the machine itself. He stressed that some of the better-trained adhoc staff withdrew from the election due to the difficult atmosphere at the time.
He however hailed the election describing it as credible.
The Eastern Updates had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as the winner of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra.
According to the electoral umpire, Soludo garnered a total of 112,229 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 53, 807 to emerge second.
Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate got a total of 43,285 votes to emerge the third position.
THE EASTERN UPDATES