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“I Declared Ifeanyi Ubah Winner To Save My Life” – Returning Officer

The Returning Officer for   Saturday’s Anambra South senatorial election, Prof Meshach Umenweke,  has written the Independent National Electoral Commission recanting his earlier declaration of the candidate of the  Young Progressives Party, Ifeanyi Ubah,  as the winner of the poll.

In the letter, he claimed the election was inconclusive.

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He also said he was forced to declare businessman Ubah the winner to save his life.

Umenweke is of the Department of Public and Private Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State.

The 
letter dated February 25   and addressed to the Anambra Resident
Electoral Commissioner   seen  by our correspondent read in part, “That
there were skirmishes within the compound of the Nnewi North Local
Government  Area (headquarters) where the results were being collated
between the police and some thugs who sought to gain entrance to the
area of collation. The situation was volatile, intense and charged

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