Anambra Election: Live Updates From Ihiala

148,407 registered voters in Ihiala.


Unknown gunmen, suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, this afternoon engaged security operatives in a shootout for about three hours at the border town of Orsumoghu town.

They were reportedly heading for Ihiala, where the collation of the supplementary election results would be held.


Soldiers didn’t kill anyone

Police have denied knowledge of the killing of anybody during the Anambra State Governorship  supplementary election in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state.


‘Come out and vote’

Earlier, at about 1:20p.m., Ogwurumba Chimezie, first voter, Amamu Ward 1, Ihiala, Anambra State, told ugamatv that everything was going fine.

To other voters he said: “Come out and vote, so you won’t complain later about who was (not) elected.”


2p.m.(Abbot Girls) “We’ll extend by 30 minutes; close at 4:30p.m.”

Voting going on smoothly.

Voters are orderly and observing COVID-19 protocols.

“We started behind schedule due to logistics, as material didn’t get sorted on time.

“We have 866 registered voters and the turnout is awesome.

“Since we started late, we ahve decided to add 30 minutes to the voting deadline. So we will close at 4:30p.m.,” says ad hoc staff.


1:15: INEC official, Johnson Alalibo at Ihiala LGA hqtrs:

Security issues are part of what caused delay. All poling units now have their materials.

The Commission (INEC) will take a decision on extension of voting time today, if there is any need.


12p.m.: At Abbot Girls Secondary School, Ihiala, Ward 3, INEC officials have arrived.

Three polling points.

There are 866 registered voters in their records.

INEC officials said logistics delayed their arrival.


From Chimaobi Nwaiwu:

Anambra Election: Live Updates From Ihiala

INEC officials setting up at St Augustine College, Mbosi, Ihiala LGA.


INEC officials, Security men spotted in Ihiala LGA at 11.44 am


By Chimaobi Nwaiwu

At exactly 11.44 am INEC officials and security men arrived at St Augustine College, Mbosi, Ihiala LGA, where the community agreed that all the Polling Units in the Community will assemble, where all the voters will cast their vote, following the security situation in Ihiala.

INEC officials have however commenced the arrangement of their materials.


Ihiala: Confusion, panic over late arrival of INEC staff, election material

Confusion envelopes Ihiala Local Government, as INEC yet to distribute election materials as at 10.58.

Reports have it that all the vehicles for distribution of voting materials are still parked at Ijial Local Government Headquarters, with heavily armed security men, Army, Police, Civil Defence and DSS officials keeping guards.

Heavy-Duty vehicles were spotted blocking all entry and exit roads.

No one, including INEC officials and voters, was seen at Polling Units visited, further raising doubt if the election will actually hold.

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