Supplementary poll records low turnout in Anambra

Supplementary poll records low turnout in Anambra

Supplementary election is to hold in 45 polling units in the constituency

Saturday April 15 supplementary election in Anambra State targeted at electing member of the House of Representatives for Ogbaru Federal Constituency is currently witnessing low turnout of voters.

As at 8:34 am, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) materials were yet to arrive most of the polling units as they were said to still be in the Local Government Area. 

The Daily Vendor however gathered that only those of Atani and Ossamala Units have left the Local Government headquarters, while there was large turnout of voters in Iyiowa area, with the contending political parties jostle for votes.

The key contending parties in the election are candidate of Labour Party (LP), Hon Afam Ogene, who is already leading with over 1,000 votes declared during the general election in February, and his All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), counterpart, Hon Arinze Awogu, purportedly enjoying State government’s backing.

Altogether, election will hold in 45 polling units in the constituency.

Meanwhile, streets of Ogbaru, a densely populated area of the State is busy with commercial activities, despite restrictions of movement in the area as declared by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, 

The roads are busy with vehicles, just as many trailers carrying wares are seen offloading their wares into factories and industries in the area.

A trader in the area who identified himself as Okeoma said he was aware of the election and the corresponding restrictions, but added that the exercise was not enough reason to debar them from trading.

“We are aware of the election, but that is for politicians. We are here for our daily bread, so let politicians be doing their election, and let we traders be doing our business,” he said.

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