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Various factors responsible for voters’ apathy in Anambra

03 December 2013, 09:41

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Monday that various factors were responsible for the voters’ apathy recorded during the November 30 Anambra supplementary election.

The commission’s spokesperson, Kayode Idowu, made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

“The voters’ apathy at the Anambra supplementary election was a compilation of various factors. It could be as a result of enough awareness not being created and so on.”

“But the good thing is that INEC accepted that there were challenges at the November 16 election and we worked towards rectifying those challenges,” he said.

Idowu noted that the success recorded at the supplementary election was because INEC accepted that it had challenges in the November 16 exercise.

He added that INEC had to build on the challenges to ensure that the supplementary election was successful.

Voters’ apathy trailed the supplementary election in some parts of the state.

It was observed that in many of the polling stations, the electorate were not forthcoming even as INEC was fully prepared for the exercise.

The INEC had on Sunday declared Chief Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) winner of the election.

The APGA candidate scored 180,178 votes to win the election, while Tony Nwoye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Sen. Chris Ngige of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 97,700 and 95,963 votes to emerge second and third respectively.

Ifeanyi Ubah of the Labour Party came fourth with 37 495 votes, while Chief Godwin Ezeemo, candidate of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), clinched the fifth position with 5 120 votes.



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