Anambra: INEC confirms loss of election results in Obosi violence

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INEC chairman, Yakubu

Replaces lost result sheet

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) in Anambra State has confirmed the loss of results sheets in Obosi ward 1 in Idemili North LGA of the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Chief Nkwachukwu Orji who disclosed this at the collation centre in Awka, however said the situation had been handled.

INEC chairman, Yakubu
INEC chairman, Yakubu

He said the commission had to invoke a section of the electoral act that permitted it us to get the duplicate from the police so as to complete collation in the ward.

“We’ve lost the original copy but have the duplicate which is secured with the police,” he said.

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Orji who announced the presence of the commissioner of Police, Rabu Ladodo invited him to formally hand over the results sheets to the commission.

“I’m happy the CP is here with the duplicate of the copies to enhance confidence in what we’re doing,” he said.

Reacting, the CP said no casualty was recorded in the crises, aside a corpse member who sustained injury on the right leg.

He however said some arrests were made in connection with the crises.

Expressing regrets over the incident, Ladodo called on the citizenry to resist joining in any act capable of marring the electoral process.

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“I’m ready to give instructions for appropriate action on anyone that wants to foment trouble in the state,” he warned.

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