Voting ends as counting starts in Imo

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Owerri- Voting has closed in most places in governorship re-run election while counting is ongoing, correspondents of News Agency of (NAN) report.

At Ossemotor in Oguta local government, voting ended around 3.40 p.m. while counting commenced immediately while ended in most other places around 5 p.m.

election has been characterised by violence and other electoral malpractice, especially in Oru East local government.

The election is holding in some polling units in 23 local government areas which were cancelled or inconclusive in the April 11 election.

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Meanwhile, a chieftain of the , Mr Marshall Anyanwu, complained that there were too many unaccredited observers at the election, especially in Omuma, Oru East local government.

Anyanwu, a former of in the , told newsmen at the Omuma Central that government officials, posing as observers, were all over the place in contravention of the electoral law. (NAN)