A member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Emeka Anohu has emerged as winner of the Ihiala Federal Constituency seat at the National Assembly.
Anohu who was PDP Candidate for the election, was declared winner by INEC after polling 25,024 to defeat the i Chudy Momah of APGA who polled 12, 744.
The APC candidate, Hon Fort Dike, the incumbent Rep for the constituency came third with 4, 268 votes.
There had been media reports that Ihiala Federal Constituency was soaked in tension following alleged moves by a business mogul and oil magnate from the area to influenced INEC Returning Officer from announcing PDP’s victory in the election.
Although results were publicly counted and announced at Polling Units, Wards and Local Government levels, the Anambra businessman reportedly tried to compromise the INEC Officers to doctor and announce an overall result in favour of his political godson and APGA House of Reps candidate, Momah Chudy Ifeanyi.
This however resulted in undue delay in announcing Presidential and National Assembly election results in Ihiala Federal Constituency resulting in restiveness in the area.
Grapevine had it that the Anambra State Governor, Willy Obiano (who is APGA) has advised the business tycoon to allow the will of the people to prevail, but he allegedly continued to unleash over 500 imported thugs on the people of Okija, Ihiala and environ.
He said it would never be heard that his APGA candidate lost election, including losing in his polling Unit at Umuechetam village. He had earlier locked out voters at the Polling Unit, which was situated in the premises of a town hall he built for the village.