- As voting continues in the Anambra governorship election, counting of ballot papers has begun across different polling centers in Anambra state
- Andy Uba who is contesting on the platform of the APC for the number one position in the state has won his polling unit
- The APC polled 80 votes at the unit, with the closest rival, Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance getting 10 votes
As voters continue to exercise their franchise in the ongoing Anambra governorship election, results are already beginning to trickle in.
Channels TV reports that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Andy Uba, has won his polling unit.
The result which was announced on Saturday, November 6, by INEC officials showed that Uba got 80 votes in Ward 16, Polling Unit 17 in Uga, Aguata local government area.
The candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chukwuma Soludo, had 10 votes, Ifeanyi Uba of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) was able to poll five votes.
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The flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, got two votes.
Premium Times reports that out of the 565 registered voters in the polling unit, only 106 voted.
Voting extended by one day
Due to the Biometric Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) not working in several polling units across Anambra state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said voting will be extended to 4 pm.
The announcement was made by Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra after briefing the media at the commission's state headquarters in Awka.
Orji said there is a possibility of the election continuing on Sunday, November 7. He admitted that the BVAS did not work in several polling units across the state, therefore, slowing down the accreditation and voting process.
BVAS frustrates Chris Ngige
Many voters have been left stranded in the ongoing Anambra governorship election as the BVAS machines failed to work in many units.
Among those affected is Chris Ngige who could not be captured in his polling unit for over an hour and he is not happy about it.
The minister of labour and employment, obviously frustrated by the process, put the level of failure of the BVAS in the polling units at over 30 per cent.
Despite the setback, the minister has insisted that he would not leave until he voted.