- There might be some hitches during the supplementary election in the Ihiala LGA of Anambra state
- This is as the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms across the state for three days
- NiMet gave this outlook in a statement on Sunday, November 7, released from its Abuja headquarter
The supplementary election in the Ihiala local government area of Anambra state slated for Tuesday, November 9, might witness some unfavourable weather conditions.
According to its forecast on Sunday, November 7, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) said some parts of Nigeria will go through a three-day session of thunderstorms and sunshine beginning from Monday, November 8, PM News reports.
In its statement released in Abuja, NiMet disclosed that cloudy skies pervade inland and coastal cities of southern parts of the country with prospects of isolated thunderstorms.
Among southeastern states to experience this climate condition within the period is Anambra where the rerun poll will be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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Part of the statement read:
“As the day progresses, there are prospects of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Niger, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, and the FCT.
“Cloudy skies should prevail over inland and coastal cities of southern parts of the country with prospects of isolated thunderstorms in parts of Abia, Imo, Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Lagos states in the morning hours."
The result of this election will decide who wins the governorship election which was declared inclusive in the early hours of Monday.
INEC suspends collation of results for Anambra election
Legit.ng reported that Professor Florence Obi, the returning officer for the election, made the declaration at INEC head office in Awka, Anambra state capital in the early hours of Monday, November 8.
She cited the disruption of the election in the Ihiala local government area of the state as the major reason for this, saying a supplementary election would hold on Tuesday, November 9.
Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) secured the highest votes cast in Saturday’s election.