- There will be no supplementary election in the Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi as earlier proposed
- This decision was reached by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
- INEC said that the collation and announcement of results from the area will be completed since the duplicate and original registration Area results are available
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the collation and announcement of results from the Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi for the governorship election will be completed since the duplicate and original registration area results are available, Premium Times reports.
INEC, through its spokesperson Festus Okoye, revealed that the collation of the said results will take place on Tuesday, March 19.
Okoye said:“The Commission has taken the following decisions: Approved the resumption and conclusion of the collation of results.
“Approved the resumption, conclusion and announcement of the result of the Tafawa Balewa State Constituency.
“The Investigation Committee established that the result In Polling Units and Registration Areas are available and in safe custody.”
As part of it discussions in a meeting on Tuesday, March 12, the commission looked into a report submitted by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state on what led to led to the disruption of results collation in the area.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the coalition of 20 governorship candidates in the state had endorsed the decision of INEC to conduct supplementary elections in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that the governorship election in the state was declared inconclusive by the returning officer, Mohammed Kyari, who said election in Tafawa Balewa local government area and some polling units across the state was marred by irregularities.
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