INEC suspended rescheduled presidential and NASS elections in Abia

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Seven local government areas in Abia State’s presidential and National Assembly elections have been put on hold by INEC, the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The Head of Voter Education and Publicity at INEC in Abia, Mrs. Rebecca Jim, who made this announcement in a statement, promised that a new date would be announced in due course.

“The proposed election in polling units where the election could not take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023 in Abia scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2023 has been postponed,” she said.

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You will be informed in due course of the new date.

“All annoyances are deeply regretted,”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr. Clement Oha, INEC Administration Secretary responsible for Abia, spoke to journalists about the upcoming election on Sunday in Umuahia.

The election, according to him, would take place at various polling places in the local government areas of Aba North, Aba South, Arochukwu, Obingwa, Osisioma, Ohafia, and Umuahia North.

Oha clarified that the new poll was the outcome of varying degrees of irregularities in the procedures, some of which were violent.

The commission, in their wisdom, believed that there shouldn’t be a winner by default in order to protect the integrity of the election.

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Therefore, the election must be held in the impacted polling places on Monday, he had said.

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