Anambra Election: Army Bars APGA Chieftain Victor Umeh From Entering Ihiala LG HQ
A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Senator Victor Umeh, was banned from entering the Ihiala Local Government headquarters by the Army securing the area as the supplementary election begins in Anambra on Tuesday.
Umeh, who is the party’s state agent for the governorship election, is said to have arrived at the LG HQ at about 10:30 am accompanied by other party members.
The Senator who represents Anambra Central was turned away by a superior army officer despite stating his reason for being in the vicinity.
According to TheCable, the army officer had barked at Umeh to leave the headquarters since he was a party agent and not a Local Government agent.
INEC had on Monday morning, November 8 declared the Anambra state governorship election inconclusive due to the inability of INEC officials to conduct elections in Ihiala due to security challenges. A supplementary election has been scheduled to hold in the local government to enable 148,000 eligible voters to cast their votes.
At the suspension of announcing a winner, APGA’s Chukwuma Soludo led the poll with 103,946 votes while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Valentine Ozigbo, had 51,322 votes.