- The Bayelsa House of Assembly supplementary election would hold on Saturday, March 23, INEC has said
- The electoral body said the supplementary election would be holding in only five wards in the state
- Otuokpoti, Ologi, Ayama and Okodi are some polling units election will be held
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would hold House of Assembly supplementary election on March 23 in Bayelsa, in areas where election was declared inconclusive in February 23 poll.
Wilfred Ifogah, head of INEC voter education and publicity in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued on behalf of the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Monday, on Thursday, March 13, in Yenagoa.
“The election will hold in five wards in Ogbia local government area (LGA). It will also take place in two wards in Southern Ijaw LGA and one ward in Brass LGA,” he said.
According to him, the places where election will hold are: Otuokpoti, Ologi, Ayama and Okodi polling units in Ogbia constituency II, Ukube and Koluama units in Southern Ijaw constituency IV and some units in Cape Farmoso in Brass constituency I.
“INEC wishes to inform the people of the state, especially the critical stakeholders of the date for the conduct of supplementary election in the constituencies where election was declared inconclusive,” he stated.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa urged Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the chief of Army staff, to probe the alleged role of the military in the violence that pervaded the state during the polls.
Claiming that some soldiers were involved in the elections, the PDP in the state called on the Nigerian Army to look into the issue.
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