Raphael Ede, Enugu
Former President of the Senate, Senator Ken Nnamani and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), lost his Polling Unit 003 in Amechi Ward 2 in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State in both presidential and National Assembly elections.
According to results announced by INEC’s Presiding Officer, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates won the elections.
The results as announced were” “Polling Unit 003, Amechi Ward 2; presidential: PDP – 63; APC – 19; invalid -14. Senatorial: PDP – 62; APC – 19; invalid – 6. House of Reps: PDP – 46, APC 43.
In Polling Unit 009A of Amaechi Ward 2: Presidential: PDP – 73; APC – 82; Senate PDP – 28; APC 18; APGA – 1 and invalid – 5. House of Reps: PDP -32 and APC – 15 and PCP – 1.”
Former governor of Old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, delivered his polling unit 010 Amechi Ward 1 in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State to PDP.
According the result announced by INEC’s Presiding Officer: “Presidential PDP – 191; APC – 31 and YPP – 3. Senatorial: PDP – 172; APC – 41; MRDD – 1; APGA – 1; UPP – 1 and invalid – 1. House of Reps: PDP – 91 and APC – 121.
However, while the announcement of results was going on soldiers numbering over seven stormed the venue wielding gun and started hitting the voters including observers.
Our correspondent reports that there was no incidence of violence that made the soldiers to storm the polling units with guns.
Meanwhile, the former governor of Enugu State, and Enugu East senatorial candidate of PDP, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani won his Ojiagu Agbani Polling Unit 012.
Presidential: “PDP – 191; APC – 2 and PCP – 3. Senatorial PDP – 245 and APC – 1”
Addressing newsmen shortly before the result of the elections, Senator Nnamani commended INEC for a good job.
“We are grateful to God that again we are going through four years of clear participation in the democratic process to pick those who will oversee the affairs of our people.
“We have had a smooth, free and fair election, even though one would have expected a larger turnout but I believe, maybe the earlier postponement dampened the enthusiasm of our people.
“But democracy is alive and working. It is not about rating; the pool is successful; INEC so far has conducted successful elections.”