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Updates on Anambra Polls is the source for all important developments you need to know as voting progresses to elect a new Governor.

35 buses on “rigging mission” – Govt

Awka. 16.45 PM | Press Release

The Charles Chukwuma Soludo Campaign has just received credible intelligence that about 35 buses left Imo State for Anambra State with election materials about 45 minutes ago.

The buses are accompanied by men in Nigerian Army combat dress.

The mission, according to an insider who doesn’t want his name disclosed because of the sensitive nature of his job, is to substitute the election materials used in today’s Anambra State gubernatorial elections with those from Imo, and thus create the impression that the All progressives Congress (APC) is winning the vote.

The whole enterprise, according to sources, is at the behest of the controversial Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, chairman of the Andy Uba Gubernatorial Campaign Council.

Relevant bodies like the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies as well as election monitors, the media, civil society organizations and the international community are advised to watch out for what has appropriately been called the Hope Uzodimma invasion team in Anambra State.

Candidates speak

Everything in order, says Uba

Amesi. 12.45 PM | News Update

Andy Uba optimistic of victory

All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Mr Andy Uba has voted and says everything is in order.

He praised the INEC election process after voting at his polling unit in Ugah, Aguata LGA

“INEC’s arrangement is transparent and orderly.

“Things are going smoothly; we are going to win this election.

“The security, everything is in order. By the end of everything, APC will be number one.”

Poor internet worries Ozigbo

Amesi. 12.45 PM | News Update

Ozigbo voting at Amesi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Valentine Ozigbo voted at Poll Unit 10 in his native Amesi Ward. He is however worried that voters are being delayed over poor internet connectivity.

He took 20 minutes to cast the ballot and wondered if this glitch is statewide. The poor arrival of election materials at Awka South, Orumba North, other parts of the State also worried him.

His major concern was however to see eligible voters come out to vote since secirity is assured.

Soludo unhappy with process

Isuofia. 12.25 PM | News Update

Soludo in a daze…

APGA candidate Prof. Soludo arrived at Polling Unit 002 ,Ward 13, located in Ofiyi Square, Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area, by 12:15 p.m but could not vote due to technical glitches.

“This BVA technology is a complete failure, and by almost 1.p.m. in the day, voting is yet to start in most of the polling units in the state.

“And in places where it is working, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to capture a voter. With this crowd, even if the device starts working now, it is not possible to finish up within record time.

“It raises fundamental questions because I’m quite shocked to hear that this technology breakdown is happening all over the state.

“Maybe we will still be optimistic that the challenge will be fixed. I have been here for over 20 minutes, yet no way”

“For example in Uke, there is a ward with 17 polling units but only five have INEC officials. The other 12, no officials.

“There is also the security issue, here in my polling unit, no single policeman.

” In Ihialla, I got a report that materials up until now have not left the local government. It is a very unfortunate situation. INEC should do the needful and make this process successful, ” he said.

Governor votes, express satisfaction

Aguleri. 10.54 AM | News Update

Governor and wife arriving to vote

Governor Willie Obiano and his wife Ebele voted at Otuocha Ward 4 Polling Station this morning.

He described the process as “fast and easy.”

He also leveraged on the experience to shower praises on INEC. The described the election as “credible” and was optimistic that the outcome would also be free and fair across the state.

“I ask Anambra people to come out and vote.

“Everywhere is peaceful. Come out and vote,” he said

Setting the Stage

Who let the cops out?

Lagos. 02.54 AM | News Analysis

Who let the cops out

Columnist CHIDO NWAKANMA examines the economics of insecurity, and of managing 34,587 cops on election duty in Anambra State.

The statistics around insecurity in Nigeria point to a growing sub-economy. The insecurity economy throws up fascinating numbers that beggar the imagination.Take the figures for the 6 November 2021 Anambra READ MORE

Fearful voters tiptoe out in Anambra

Enugu. 02.15 AM | News Analysis

Updates on Anambra polls

Unnerved Anambra voters, nursing a sense of foreboding and an eerie feeling of déjà vu, fearfully tiptoe out to their local polling units this morning to elect a new state chief executive.

Fearful but determined party agents have already made brisk entries to Ward polling booths, bracing for the quarrels bound to arise as they scramble for ballots in search of victory for their candidates. READ MORE

A region under siege