Breaking: Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, under EFCC watchlist – Official

November 24, 2021 Editor 0

Anambra state governor Willie Obiano is gloating under pressure after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) asked the Nigeria Immigration to place him on a watchlist. The order from the country’s anti-corruption agency is coming barely four months to Obiano’s handover to the state governor-elect Prof. Charles Soludo. This was contained in a letter to the Comptroller General of Read More

Revealed! Things women suffered during Anambra governorship election

November 20, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Gender Perspective and Social Development Center (GPSDC), convener of Stop Violence Against Women in Politics (Stop-VAWIP), and the Catch Them Young Community Initiative (CATYCOI), promoter of Vote Not Fight Campaign (VNF), have reported 14 cases of violence meted against women at the Anambra State November 6 gubernatorial poll. According to the groups, the incidents of violence against women which Read More

Few days after Anambra governorship election, lawmaker dumps APC, rejoins PDP

November 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The member representing Ekwusigo Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Onyebuchi Offor, has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), few days after governorship election. Offor, who is the House Minority Leader, had announced his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on October 6. However, during house plenary in Awka, the junketing lawmaker said his decision to Read More

Anambra governorship election: Arewa group lauds security agencies, INEC

November 18, 2021 Editor 0

Arewa Youth Federation has said the successful conduct of the governorship election in Anambra state despite threats issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) speaks volume of the gallantry of security agencies. The group also commended Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the professional conduct of it’s officials during the exercise. There were palpable fears following media reports Read More

As Inec beats the odds in Anambra…

November 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Last week’s declaration and the subsequent issuance of the certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as the winner of the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state has put to rest the hyped apprehension of bloodshed in the hotbed of the South-east politics.   Soludo Read More

Anambra: Cautious optimism on election technology

November 15, 2021 Moshood Isah 0

Recent elections in Nigeria have continued to reveal how increasingly difficult it is to manipulate the process either by politicians or electoral officials. This may not be unconnected to the improving synergy between electoral stakeholders and continuous deployment of technology to enhance further transparency while blocking loopholes that can be exploited for electoral manipulation. There is indeed value in adopting Read More

Daybreak in Anambra

November 11, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

“It may well happen that all our fears and anxieties about this election will come to naught. Everything may pass off peacefully. This is the ardent wish of all men and women of goodwill”. That was how I concluded my column last week. And so it came to pass that the dark clouds hovering over Anambra state, accentuated by the Read More

People versus politicians

November 11, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

The nation heaved a sigh of great relief. We expected the worst in the Anambra State governorship election on November 6 but we received a most pleasant surprise. Heads were not broken with clubs and limbs were not shattered by bullets. The people were allowed to perform their civic duty, warts and all, and elected Professor Charles Soludo of APGA Read More

Ohanaeze congratulates Soludo

November 11, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has congratulated the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, on his well-deserved victory as the governor-elect of Anambra state in the last Saturday’s governorship election. National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, in a congratulatory message to the incoming governor, sent a warm greetings to the Anambra state governor, Chief Read More

Anambra: Ozigbo, Ubah, Ngige, others congratulate governor-elect

November 11, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded Anambra state poll, Mr Valentine Ozigbo and his counterparts in Young Progressive Party (YPP), Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, have conceded defeat and congratulated Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on his victory. The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) State Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, Prof Read More

Buhari congratulates Anambra governor-elect, Charles Soludo

November 10, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), as he emerged winner in the gubernatorial election in Anambra state. The President praised the security agencies for their determination to ensure that the election went on as smoothly as possible, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conclusion Read More

Breaking: INEC declares APGA’s Soludo winner of Anambra governorship election *See full results of all political parties

November 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Professor Charles Soludo as the winner of 2021 Anambra state governorship election. The Returning Officer of INEC, Prof. Florence Obi, who announced the results early Wednesday morning in Awka, Anambra State, said, “Soludo, having scored the highest number of votes and won more than two-third of the election in 21 Local Government, Read More

[Happening now] Anambra supplementary election: Collation begins as voter apathy, heavy security envelope Ihiala, final governorship result beckons

November 9, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Collation is about now taking place following supplementary governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) on Tuesday. As at 4.30pm, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials with election materials had started arriving at Ihiala LGA headquarters, the venue for collation centre amidst tight security. The election was earlier marred by voter aparthy amidst heavy presence of security men across Read More

[Breaking] Anambra supplementary election: Man shot as many scamper for safety in Ihiala, INEC officials desert polling units

November 9, 2021 Editor 0

The supplementary governorship election in Anambra state taking place only in Ihiala local government area triggered panic when security agents shot sporadically in the air. The shootings reportedly instilled fear amongst residents who were preparing to vote earlier. Blueprint gathered that while many heading out to exercise their franchise scampered for safety, bullet hit a young (whose name is yet Read More

Anambra polls: Enhance transparency of supplementary election- Yiaga tells INEC

November 9, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to publish the total number of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) collected in Ihiala LGA in Anambra state,  in order to enhance the transparency of the supplementary election He further said they should inform the public on the status of uncollected PVCs at the just concluded Anambra gubernatorial Read More

Terrorists attacked Biafrans in Enugu during Anambra poll – IPOB

November 8, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Sunday alleged terrorists disguising as herdsmen attacked its members in Enugu. The group said the attack took place while the election was going on in Anambra state. In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB said the attackers were however repelled by its Eastern Security Network (ESN). The group reiterated Read More

It’s official: INEC declares Anambra governorship election inconclusive

November 8, 2021 Editor 0

The returning of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Anambra governorship election, Prof. Florence Obi, has suspension of collation of results after the November 6 governorship election pending the conduct of the election in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA). Obi, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Cross River, announced Tuesday, November 9, 2021 as when the election will take Read More

[LIVE] Anambra governorship election: Soludo’s APGA widens lead to 17 LGAs as INEC announces more results

November 7, 2021 Editor 0

The governorship candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo has won 17 out of 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Anambra state, according to results of November 6 poll announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Soludo won in Anambra East, Ayamelum, Oyi, Dunukofia, Anaocha, Awka South, Idemili South, Onitsha South, Njikoka, Orumba South, Awka Read More

Anambra gov’ship poll: Youth council commends corps members for strengthening democracy

November 7, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The National Youth council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended corp members serving as ad hoc electoral officials in the Anambra governorship election, which held on November 6, 2021, for the applaudable role they played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria. This was contained in a statement issued by the vice president of the organisation, Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar Sunday. The statement noted Read More

[Breaking] Anambra governorship election: APGA’s Soludo in early lead, floors PDP, APC in Aguata, Awka, Onitsha, 3 others

November 7, 2021 Editor 0

Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is already in early lead after as he and his party cleared all the five local government results declared so far in the ongoing governorship election. Soludo was announced winner, with wide margins in some for the results declared in Awka South, Onitsha South and Anambra East, Anaocha, and Anambra East by Read More

Anambra governorship election: DG hails corps members’ neutrality

November 6, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps ((NYSC),  Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has commended the patriotism of corps members engaged in the conduct of the governorship Election in Anambra state. A statement from the Director-General’s office Saturday disclosed that he made the commendation while monitoring the election in some parts of the state.  “The Corps Members had written their names in Read More

Anambra election: Improve welfare of policemen on election duty, CLEEN Foundation tells IGP

November 6, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The CLEEN Foundation has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the welfare package of police officers on election duties are improved.  The Foundation made the call in a statement by its acting Executive Director, Ruth Olofin, Saturday and made available to Blueprint in Abuja. According to the body, “the proper and adequate remuneration of security personnel Read More

Breaking: INEC announces extension of accreditation, voting in Anambra

November 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just announced extension of accreditation and voting to Sunday due to malfunctioning machine. The exercise was also extended beyond the closing time of 2.30pm on Saturday. INEC resident electoral commissioner, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, said Biomodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) failed in many areas because of software breach. According to him, the extension was Read More