Suspension Of Re-run Elections In Some Enugu, Akwa Ibom And Kano Constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announces the suspension of ongoing re-run elections in specific constituencies due to disruptions, irregularities and abduction of election officials.

National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee Sam Olumekun made this known in a Press Release on Saturday.

The affected areas include Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom State, where there was suspension of elections in two Polling Units (Village Hall, EdemUrua 003 in Ini LGA and Village Hall Mbiabong Ikot Udo 003 in Ikono LGA) where all election materials were carted away by hoodlums.

In Enugu South 1 State Constituency, Enugu State, Suspension of elections occurred in all eight Polling Units where the original results sheets were not available for inspection by voters before the commencement of polls.

In the North at Kunchi/Tsanyawa State Constituency, Kano State, there was suspension of elections in all ten Polling Units in Kunchi LGA due to invasion, vandalization, and disruption by thugs.

The decision of the Commission aligns with the provisions of Section 24(3) of the Electoral Act, 2022. Further necessary measures for the affected constituencies will be announced after the Commission’s meeting on Monday.

INEC invites the security agencies to investigate the incidents, while the Commission commits to thoroughly interrogating any breaches involving its officials.

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