INEC FIXES MARCH 23 FOR SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTIONS IN SIX STATES

Written by on March 13, 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission on yesterday fixed 23rd March for supplementary polls in six states where governorship elections were declared inconclusive after the elections on the 9th of March.

This was contained in a statement issued by the National Officer and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, after a meeting of the senior management team of the electoral body to review the conduct of the last elections.

Okoye stated that the Returning Officers in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto states declared the governorship elections inconclusive adding that the commission would give details of the constituencies and polling units and registered voters of where the polls would take place on its website later today.

The National Officer further explained that the elections were declared inconclusive due to the discontinuation of the use of smart card readers, over-voting and violence adding that INEC would meet again to discuss the Rivers State case which it described as peculiar.


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