Breaking: INEC to conduct supplementary election in Kano, 5 other states on March 23

Breaking: INEC to conduct supplementary election in Kano, 5 other states on March 23

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that supplementary governorship election will take place in six states on Saturday, March 23.

Governorship elections were declared inconclusive in Sokoto, Benue, Kano, Bauchi, Adamawa and Plateau states in the polls that took place on Saturday, March 9.

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In a statement by the electoral body on Tuesday, March 12, it was also revealed that supplementary elections will also hold for inconclusive state assembly elections.

Meanwhile, the International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) have regretted what they described as the lack of progress in election administration and conduct of political parties in Nigeria.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, March 11, in Abuja, the African Regional Director of IRI, John Tomaszewski, expressed the disappointment of his delegation at the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

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He stated that opinions of Nigerians on the entire exercise pointed to retrogression, as the country had not made any significant progress since the 2015 outing.

According to him, the secrecy of the ballot was not uniformly protected in polling units observed, adding that insufficient physical space within some of the units meant citizens marked and cast their ballots in very close proximity to party agents, polling and security officials as well as the public.

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