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Monday, 11 April 2011


Ngige Vs Akunyili: Anaocha Vote Tally Points To Fraud

Created Apr 11 2011 - 02:20

Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili, who is APGA’s candidate for the Anambra Central senatorial seat, today condemned her ACN rival, Chris Ngige, for crying wolf over the conduct of last Saturday’s election. However, two sources – an INEC official as well as a police officer – told SaharaReporters that Mr. Ngige was clearly cheated out of victory through vote manipulation in Anaocha LGA.

A statement issued today by Isaac Umunna, Mrs. Akunyili’s special assistant on media, stated: “I am shocked and highly embarrassed that Ngige could stoop so low to make frivolous allegations of rigging in a desperate bid to delay the announcement of the election results by INEC.” The one-time NAFDAC Director-General who represented the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the polls described Ngige’s attitude as one, which is “not only shameful but also smacks of desperation for power.”

However, further investigations by SaharaReporters reveal that Governor Peter Obi engaged in voter intimidation and vote inflation in Anaocha, his local government area as well as that of Mrs. Akunyili.

An analysis of the provisional tally in the Anambra senatorial elections shows that Mr. Ngige might have been a victim of extensive electoral manipulation in Anaocha.

Mr. Ngige has already petitioned Chukwuemeka Onukogu, the Anambra electoral boss, to cancel the fraudulent elections in the Anaocha LGA where the governor’s rigging scheme was perfected.

The provisional tallies show that the ACN candidate would win outright in the election if the controversial vote numbers in Anaocha LGA were removed.

Mrs. Akunyili of APGA currently “leads” in the election through the addition of 22,281 votes credited to her from Anaocha local government. As the current results stand, Mr. Ngige has 65,576 votes whereas Akunyili has 66,267 – a tally difference of less than one thousand votes.


S/NO    LGA             ACN          APGA
1    ANAOCHA         4,561         22,481*
2    AWKA NORTH  1,787        4,245
3    AWKA SOUTH   11,973      12,510
4    DUNUKOFIA      6,297       4,513
5    IDEMILI NORTH 22,559    10,093
6    IDEMILI SOUTH  10,585    4,141
7    NJIKOKA             7,814    8,284
TOTAL                      65,576    66,26


  1. Jedidiah Ogunleye11 April 2011 at 21:16

    I just hope Dora Akunyilu is not involved in vote manipulation because it would be a blow to many people who used to believe in her integrity. From all stories that I am getting votes were added to Dora's vote. I just hope for her sake that it is not true. It would be a big shame.

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