- Â Sorting, counting and announcement of result commences state-wide
David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
It was jubilation galore as the Peoplesâ€™ Democratic Party was declared winner at Amatutu polling unit, Agulu 2, located in front of the home of former governor, Mr. Peter Obi, in the ongoing Anambra governorship election.
The presiding officer announced the result as follows; APC: 5 votes, APGA 40 votes, UPP; one vote, PDC; two votes, while PDP secured a whopping 145 votes from the polling unit.
Voters in the unit, consisting mainly of women, erupted in wild jubilation over the result upon its announcement.
Our correspondent gathered that the reason for the jubilation was because Governor Obiano had allegedly mobilised funds to the unit in the hope of buying up votes to humiliate his arch rival, Mr. Obi.
One of the voters, who simply gave her name as Mrs. Jelena, said, “They were here, distributing money to our people in the hope that they can buy us, but our people took their money and still voted for PDP. This has shown that Peter Obi remains the master in this area. We have humiliated APGA.”
Our correspondent gathered that voting, which was supposed to end at 2.00 pm, was extended by one hour in most places because of the delay in the commencement of voting.
Sorting, counting and announcement of result have also commenced in most polling units in the state.
Meanwhile, Chief Victor Umeh, former national chairman of APGA has also won his polling unit by a huge margin, humiliating both APC and PDP.
APGA in Aguluzoigbo town hall polling unit 001 and 002 polled 515 to beat PDP – 21, APC – 65.