FULL UPDATES: Anambra Governorship Election 2017 (18/11/2017) – #OfeNsalaDay


LIVE UPDATES: Anambra Governorship Election 2017 (18/11/2017) – #OfeNsalaDay

LIVE UPDATES: Anambra Governorship Election 2017 (18/11/2017) - #OfeNsalaDay

Anambra Governorship Election 2017. (#OfeNsalaDay)

With the All Progressives Congress trying to get a better hold on the South East, the Peoples Democratic Party testing its preparations ahead of the 2019 general elections and other parties trying to displace the major players, much is at stake.

Stay with Linkloaded.com for live updates from the light of the nation.

7: 12 am: It has been a quiet start to the day with roads deserted in Awka, the state capital, as of 7 am, in line with the restriction of vehicular movement.

Meanwhile, residents living around the Eke Awka roundabout, in Awka woke up to see the scene of an accident. A container fell off a truck and crushed a tricycle.

Eyewitnesses said no one was hurt in the accident which occurred around 10 pm on Friday.

Electoral materials started arriving at several wards and polling units after 7am.

7:35 am: Electoral materials arrive at Agulu Village Square Ward IV.

8:00 am: INEC Adhoc staff and electoral material have yet to arrive at Ward II Amatutu village in Anambra central.

8: 20 am: The usually busy Bridge Head axis of Onitsha is deserted.

On Friday, the Police announced the closure of the Niger Bridge for the election.

9:30 am: Accreditation and voting is now ongoing in many polling units across the state.

9:49 am: Accreditation and voting going on smoothly in most polling units in Anambra Central except for a few polling units where voting materials arrived late.

9:57 am:  Man Arrested For Trying To Buy Votes

Officials of the Department of State Services have arrested a man for trying to buy votes in the ongoing Anambra governorship election.

10: 10 am: UPP goverorship candidate, Osita Chidoka has been accredited.

The UPP candidate is, however, unhappy with the delay in the arrival of electoral material and commencement of accreditation and voting.

11:14 am: Despite the scorching heat, voters at Amawbia, Awka South LGA are resolute in their desire to vote.


12:06 pm: Nkwelle Ezunaka in Oyi Local Government Area in Anambra North is calm and the voters say INEC has really improved as the card readers are working properly.

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12: 27 pm: Chief Victor Umeh has voted in Aguzigbo ward, Anambra central senatorial district.

According to him, the card reader has failed in one out of the 18 polling units in this ward. So, voting is only going on in 17 out of 18 polling units in the Aguluzigbo ward.

1:19 pm: INEC officials just arrived at Umuchu Ward 1, Polling Unit 001 Aguata LGA – polling unit of Godwin Ezeemo.

Electoral Materials Arrive At Ezeemo’s Ward Five Hours Late

INEC adhoc officials setting up the polling unit for accreditation and voting around 1:21 pm


1:46 pm: DSS releases man arrested for allegedly trying to buy votes.

The man is claiming that the cash that he had on him was meant for the payment of his party agents.


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2:41 pm: Meanwhile, incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Willie Obiano, has been accredited.


2:54 pm: Counting of votes has commenced in polling units where elections commenced as scheduled.


3:30 pm: Counting begins in Umunri Ward II Anambra Central




03:35 pm: At Nkpor Ward I, polling unit 010 in Idemili North Local Government Area, there were complaints of low turnout of voters and late arrival of INEC officials.

However, voting has been concluded while counting commenced almost immediately.


05:42 pm: Governorship candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) Godwin Ezeemo casts his vote after he was accredited.

With counting going on in most of the polling units, here are some things to know from today’s election:

    Voters Storm Polling Units For Election

    Ezeemo Calls For Extension Of Voting In Aguata

    Man Arrested For Trying To Buy Votes

    #AnambraDecides In Photos

    Corps Members Play Their Parts In #AnambraDecides

    We Tried To Induce People To Vote, Says Man Arrested By DSS

    INEC Blames Corps Members For Late Arrival Of Materials

    DSS Releases Man Arrested For Allegedly Buying Votes

    Electoral Materials Arrive At Ezeemo’s Ward Five Hours Late

    Counting Of Votes Commences After Slow Start To Poll

    Late Arrival Of Materials Causes Setback As #AnambraDecides

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