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Federal Constituency Poll In Imo Declared Inconclusive Over Violence

A file picture of voters casting their ballots throughout an election in 2019.

 

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has but to declare a winner within the Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal constituency supplementary election in Imo State.

Rather, the returning officer within the election, Professor Greg Obiamalu, declared the ballot performed on Saturday as inconclusive.

Professor Obiamalu made the announcement on Sunday whereas briefing reporters on the outcome collation centre.

He stated the choice was taken on account of violence recorded on the collation centre and narrated how the incident occurred.

READ ALSO: Senatorial Candidate Shot Dead By NSCDC Official In Imo

According to the returning officer, some gunmen gained entry into the collation centre and carted away with all of the electoral supplies, together with all of the poll papers and outcome sheets.

Meanwhile, the candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) candidate within the Imo North Senatorial District, Ndubuisi Emenike, has been killed.

Emenike was stated to have been shot useless by an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, Orlando Ikeokwu, advised reporters that the politician was killed throughout a celebration social gathering held in honour of the winner of the Okigwe North Federal Constituency supplementary election, Miriam Onuoha.

Onuoha contested the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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