SEE EARLY ELECTION RESULTS FRIM ANAMBRA GUBER CONTEST

With official results of yesterday’s governorship election in Anambra being expected late last night, unofficial returns from the polling wards and units put the incumbent Governor Willie  Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in early lead. Tony Nwoye, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is also reported to be doing well, while Oseloka Obaze of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expressed confidence that he would win. Some of the unofficial figures obtained by our correspondents are as follows: INEC Results Unit 013 Ward 1 Onitsha North APGA…

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ANAMBRA GUBER RACE: HOW THEY STAND

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInWhatsApp The stakes are high in today’s governorship election, because it is a dress rehearsal for the 2019 general elections. Though incumbent Governor Willie Obiano stands a chance of winning the contest, it remains an open contest that can be won by both the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Tony Nwoye, and that of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Oseloka Obaze. Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI, who has been following the campaigns, report. How the main ANAMBRA State has been agog with political activities in the…

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WHY ANAMBRA ELDERS ARE BEHIND OBIANO BY EZEIFE

By Vincent Ujumadu First civilian governor of the state, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife has given reasons why the state’s elders are backing the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano for a second term. Ezeife   Ezeife regretted that the ongoing electioneering campaigns in the state were based on blatant lies and denials, adding that people were even denying the stupendous growth in the agricultural sector, as well as in infrastructural development across the state. The former governor, who is the chairman of the Elders’ Council said: “In the beginning, Governor Willie Obiano, after…

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FG REPLIES IPOB, SAYS NO GOING BACK ON ANAMBRA ELECTION

The Federal Government has called on eligible voters in Anambra Sate to disregard threats by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and turn out to exercise their franchise during Saturday’s governorship polls. Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari, was reacting to the “vote and die” threat issued by IPOB. Members of the IPOB had on Friday marched across major roads in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State ahead of the November 18, gubernatorial election in the state. Their key message is that Anambrarians…

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ANAMBRA POLICE BOSS TALKS TOUGH OVER IPOB

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, in this interview with TONY OKAFOR, says the police have the capacity to deal with any troublemaker before, during and after the November 18 governorship election How would you describe policing in Anambra State in the last three months that you assumed duty here? Policing here is easy. If someone tells you it is difficult, then he is not speaking the truth. If anyone finds it difficult, it means that the person does not have the strategy. But when you have the…

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HOW OBIANO BLEW ANAMBRA DOLLAR SAVINGS HE INHERITED

A crisis is brewing between Anambra State Governor Willy Obiano and opposition parties over the alleged secret sale of the state’s dollar savings in the last three and half years. The governor, according to sources, has disposed of the cash saved for the state by his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi. In the last transaction, over N10 billion was realized, according to one documents The Nation stumbled on. The last transaction was carried out, following a letter of March 17, 2017 by the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency. In the letter…

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INEC DISOWNS ELECTORAL MATERIALS FOUND IN ANAMBRA HOTEL

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, said it is not aware of any missing sensitive election material for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. INEC also said it had not received any official report in that regard. The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), Chief Victor Oye, had on Monday, alleged that two lorry loads of sensitive materials meant for the Anambra gubernatorial poll were intercepted by the police in an undisclosed hotel in Awka. But the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Nkwachukwu…

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IPOB POSTERS, HANDBILLS CALLING FOR BOYCOTT FLOODS ANAMBRA

Anambra guber: IPOB posters, handbills on election boycott flood streets The Sun News / Uche Atuma / 26 minutes ago ….As rights activists kick, insist on poll From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha  Posters and handbills by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), calling on Biafrans to boycott election in Anambra State and other states, have flooded streets and roads in Onitsha, and other areas. The posters had picture of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu with inscriptions like, ‘No election in Biafran land and Anambra State,’  and ‘Vote for referendum’ were pasted at strategic places, telling the  people to…

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ANAMBRA GUBER ELECTION: APGA CLAIMS ELECTION MATERIALS DIVERTED

Tony Okafor, Awka The National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Oye, on Monday, alleged that two lorry-load of sensitive materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, meant for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State were intercepted in a hotel in the state. Oye said this at a press conference at his residence in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of the state. The APGA chairman alleged that security agencies in the state intercepted the materials at an undisclosed hotel and two persons were arrested…

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ANAMBRA DECIDES : IPOB ANTI-ELECTION CAMPAIGNERS ARRESTED

The Anambra State Police Command on Thursday said it arrested two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, at a printing press in Onitsha. “We recovered thousands of pamphlets printed by the IPOB members who were planning to distribute same to the public in order to cause apprehension and prevent people from exercising their franchise during the Anambra State Governorship election slated for 18 November 2017“, the state Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar said in a statement. Mr. Umar said the printing press was raided at about…

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