A week after the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections, the result of Orlu-Orsu-Oru East Federal Constituency earlier declared inconclusive has been released by the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ).
Announcing the result on Monday, the Returning Officer, Prof Innocent Madufor declared that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ), Jerry Alagbaso polled a total of 21,273 votes to emerge winner as against his closest rival of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Edwin Iheanacho, who got 20, 061 votes.
While explaining the decision of INEC to announce the result after declaring it inconclusive by the Returning Officer, the commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner( REC ), Prof. Francis Ezeonu, stated that the circumstances that prompted INEC’s earlier decision had been resolved.
He added that non deployment of card readers in some areas forced the Returning Officer to declare the election inconclusive.
“We won’t go back to conduct fresh elections in those areas where Card Readers were not deployed because it is stipulated in the INEC guideline that in those areas where Card Readers were not deployed either as a result of violence or compromise, the result should be returned as zero,” he said.
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