* By David Uka, Abakaliki*

The All Progressives Congress, APC in Ebonyi State has rejected the results of the Presidential election in Afikpo North and Afikpo South as announced by INEC. 

The results from the two areas were announced by the collation officers from the two local government areas at the state collation center of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters

 The APC state party agent, Chief Eze Nwachukwu  who made this known shortly after the announcement in Abakaliki alleged widespread irregularities in the results.

He disclosed that the party in the state would contest the outcome of polls in the two areas.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has began collation of the presidential results in the just concluded presidential election held across the country on Saturday.

The exercise began at the state collation centre, INEC headquarters in Abakaliki on Sunday.

Dr Ngele Okeke, the INEC Returning Officer (RO) for Afikpo South Local Government Area who announced the result said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) secured a total of 6,391 votes while the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) scored 12,181 votes in the presidential election.

He said that a total of 72,343 voters were registered in the local government while 27,792 were accredited to vote.

Okeke said that a total of 20,276 voters participated in the presidential election in the local government area, adding that 19,735 valid votes were recorded with 541 rejected ballots.

He said that the result from Amari ward was cancelled due to non compliance with Smart Card Reader.

“The result from Amari ward with a total number of 6483 was cancelled due to non use of card reader for accreditation and voting”, he said.

He disclosed that the party in the state would contest the outcome of polls in the two areas.

The commission also announced result of the presidential election from Ivo and Ohaozara Local Government Areas.

In Ivo, PDP won with 12,471 votes while APC got 1,945 ballot in a result announced by Dr Godwin Okonkwo, the collation officer of the LGA.

In Ohaozara Local Government Area, Dr Robert Obiyo, INEC collation officer for Ohaozara, announced PDP as winner of the presidential poll in the area having polled a total of 33,651 votes while APC has 2,058 votes.





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