Mr. Akachukwu Nwankpo, governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has revealed that he voted for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Professor Chukwuma Soludo during the supplementary election at Ihiala Local Government Area of the State.
Speaking to newsmen after he cast his vote at Umuapani ward, polling unit 004, Nwankpo said he voted Soludo because his party has no chance of winning, Tribune reports.
He also stated that he was told to vote for APGA who has 90 per cent chances of winning the election, to avoid wasting more resources.
Nwankpo who commended the security agencies for their commitment in ensuring a peaceful environment before, during and after the election, further explained that his decision was personal and it will enable him key into the achievement of the APGA led- government of Governor Willie Obiano.
Meanwhile, gunmen suspected to be operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday engaged joint security operatives in a gun battle in Ihiala Local Government Area.
The attack came in the heat of the supplementary governorship election holding in Ihiala.
According to DAILY POST, the gunmen were seeking to enter Ihiala through Imo State, as Mbosi and Orsumoghu where the attack happened are border towns, with communities in Imo State.