Anambra 2021: Army Commander Stops APGA Chieftain, Umeh From Entering Ihiala LG HQ

An Army Commander, alongside soldiers deployed to protect Ihiala LGA, during today’s supplementary election to decide who becomes the next governor, stopped Mr Victor Umeh, chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, from entering Ihiala LG Headquarters.

The army commander whose name could not be ascertained was leading heavily armed detachment of soldiers to secure the area.

The Anambra governorship election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday.

A supplementary election is being held in Ihiala LGA beginning from 10am.

Umeh is APGA’s state agent for the governorship election. He arrived at the local government headquarters around 10:30 am in the company of other party members, but was turned back by the army commander.

“You are not supposed to be here,” the military officer screamed at Umeh who said he was at the LG HQ “to ensure things go well”.

“You are a state agent, not LGA agent,” the senior military officer responded to Umeh.

The Anambra election is expected to be concluded on Tuesday.

Chukwuma Soludo, APGA candidate, is leading the pack with 103,946 votes while Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, trails behind with 51,322 votes.

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