All is now set for supplementary election of Anambra State governorship today in Ihiala Local Government Area.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not hold any election in the area last Saturday because it failed to deploy officials there because of fear of insecurity.
As a result, the commission deliberated with security operatives Sunday night and came up with the decision of going ahead with the election today.
The Returning Officer for the governorship election and Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, had announced the supplementary election while as well suspending collation of further results in the governorship election.
Obi said it is important to complete the election in Ihiala Local Government Area as provided by the constitution for the winner of the governorship election to be declared.
The local government area has a total of 148,000 registered voters for the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA candidate, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo; the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Andy Uba and Mr. Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to vie for.
Soludo was declared winner in 18 local government areas from the 20 councils already released by INEC. Ozigbo and Ifeanyi Ubah of YPP won one council each.