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Anambra: 1.785 million voters to decide the next governor

BY VINCENT UJUMADU

THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday announced that 1,784,536 persons were registered in Anambra State for the November 16, 2013 election.

The figure was presented at the INEC State headquarters in Awka by Mr. E. Akem who came from Abuja and the ceremony took place in the presence of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Prof Chukwuemeka Onukaogu and the supervising National Commissioner, Chief Lawrence Nwuruku.

All the 23 political parties involved in the governorship election were represented by four of their members each and were given copies of the voter register.

According to INEC, at the completion of 2011 voter registration exercise, the Commission released tentative total registered voters of 2, 011, 746 adding that since then, the data capture process had gone a series of processes.

Altogether, there were 4608 polling units in the state.

Details of the registration showed that 18-35 years were 52 percent, 36-50 persons of the registered voters were 25 percent, while those in the bracket of 51-69 years were 18 percent with those above 70 years were 5 percent.
Also, the number of females that registered in Anambra was 900, 701 which accounts for 50.5percent, while the males reduced in number and accounted for 49.5 percent.

INEC official displays an empty ballot box
INEC official displays an empty ballot box

Ogbaru Local Government Area had the highest number of voters with over 139,000
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Prof. Chukwuemeka Onukaogu in his address congratulated the political parties on the way they had conducted their campaigns so far in the state.

 

Nollywood actors storm Anambra for Obiano

By Charles Kumolu

NOLLYWOOD members yesterday urged Anambra voters to vote for the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Candidate,Dr Willy Obiano, saying that Governor Peter Obi’s performance had guaranteed automatic victory for the party.

The actors, who were at the party’s gubernatorial campaign in Onitsha took turns to state why APGA must emerge victorious at the polls.
Present at the event which was held at All Saints Anglican Cathedral feild were; Bob Manuel Udokwu, Emeka Muonagor, Tony Muonagor,Emeka Obasi,Ejike Methusela among others.

Udokwu, who led the actors to the podium, thanked the governor for providing good governance in the state.
Similarly, Emeka Muonagor commended the governor for involving Nollywood in his government.
“We are proud of what Obi is doing in Anambra that is why we are here to support APGA to have a good successor.


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