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Reactions As Keyamo Shares What International Observers Said About Obi's Re-election In Anambra

Following the controversies and allegations surrounding the recently concluded presidential election, APC's spokesman, Festus Keyamo has stirred dozens of mixed reactions as he shares what was said by International Observers about Obi's re-election when he contested for a second term in Anambra State in 2010.

In the report by Reuters shared by Festus Keyamo, the international observers stated that the election was flawed with irregularities. It was stated in the report that out of the 1.8 million registered voters, only 301,232 people were able to vote due to circumstances such as voter suppression, late arrival of materials, people's names missing from electoral list and many others.

It was stated in the report that Peter Obi who was then the governor complained about the irregularities in the election. It was also stated that he refused to vote after discovering that names of his family members were missing in the electoral list but he later returned to vote at his polling unit.

Obi won the election with 97,843 votes to beat Chris Ngige who came second with 60,240 votes, Soludo came third with 59,355 votes and Andy Uba came fourth with 26,106 votes.

While sharing the report, Festus Keyamo accused Peter Obi of defending the mandate of a fraudulent election.

He wrote;

"The Election that declared Peter Obi re-elected Governor in 2010 was reported here by International Observers as very fraudulent yet he defended the mandate & rebuffed the Observers. Hypocrisy at its peak! 

Incumbent declared winner in flawed Nigeria poll."

Keyamo's remark was followed by mixed reactions as Nigerians share different opinions to it on social media.

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