Anambra election potpourri news: election in Ihiala LG postponed.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State following the alleged irregularities discovered in the council area.

INEC rescheduled the election to hold on Saturday, November 13, 2021, warning trouble makers to steer clear of all the venues where the election will hold in the Ihiala Council area.

Vanguard visited some of the venues of the election, including Okohia Primary School Ihiala but met INEC officials who were to conduct the election, packing their materials to leave the scene.

Ozigbo Defeats Soludo In Ogbaru LGA

Mr. Valentine Ozigbo of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has emerged winner of the Anambra Governorship Election in Ogbaru Local Government Area.

He polled a total of 3,445 votes ahead of Prof Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), who secured 3,051 votes while Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 1,178.

Herdsmen attacked Enugu communities during Anambra election - IPOB alleges

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that Fulani jihadists attacked some communities in Enugu State while the Anambra State governorship election was going on.

IPOB disclosed that the attack was, however, repelled by its militia arm, the Eastern Security Network, ESN.

Emma Powerful, spokesman of IPOB, assured people of the Southeast that ESN would not allow Fulani terrorists to occupy the region.

In a statement he issued on Sunday, Powerful said: “While the election in Anambra State was going on the enemies deployed terrorists disguising as herdsmen to Enugu State to attack unsuspecting Biafrans but the vigilance of our ESN operatives paid off as these agents of death and sorrow were repelled.

News Extra: FG moves to reduce illegal importation of rice through land borders

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar, on Sunday said the ministry will continue to strategize and collaborate with security agencies to reduce the illegal importation of rice through land borders.

A statement issued by Mabel Mbosire, Senior Information Officer in the ministry, on Sunday, said the minister stated this at a meeting, of the Steering Committee of the National Taskforce on the illegal importation of rice through land borders, NAN reports.

Abubakar said that the ban on rice importation had brought about a significant increase in local rice production and unlocked economic opportunities for rice investors in the country.

”The ministry is very concerned about the increase in smuggling and has convened this meeting to discuss critical issues in order to strategize and come up with concrete measures to enable the committee to carry out its duties effectively,” he said.

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