Enugu Metro tallies votes cast on 6 November and declares that Anambra 2021 has the poorest voter turnout, although predicted.

The results released at the end of balloting show that less than 10% of registered voters voted across the state.

Voters who came out yesterday were less than 50% of the turnout in the 2017 Anambra governorship election.

A majority of unnerved voters kept away from an election in which over 2.5 million people registered to vote.

Worst voter turnout in history
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Although final tally is not yet known, results announced on 6 November were quite abysmal, after counting 20 LGAs.

The frontrunner scratched a little over 100,000 votes, with results from 19 of the 21 LGAs turned in. Two local goverments – Orumba North and Ihiala- are yet to be counted.

The Returning Officer for Orumba North complained that he was forced to sign a result that he disagreed with.

INEC suspended announcement of the results and fixed supplementary polls for Ihiala, the remaining LGA.

In total, only 204,348 registered voters came out to cast their ballot on the first day.

In relative terms, this is less than the 234,071 votes that the winner Governor Willie Obiano, garnered in 2017. A total of 448,771 votes were cast in the election that year.

Interestingly, the runner up in 2017 scored 98,752, more than the total haul of the winning candidate before Orumba North.

All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) got 47 percent of the votes announced so far, followed by the PDP at a distant second with 24% of votes cast.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) managed to scratch out 19% of the votes.

Although it is in fourth place, the YPP at a miserly 10% but was able to win a local government area.

On the other hand, APC lost all, including Aguata, the local Government of its flagbearer.

Anambra 2021 has poorest turnout although predicted