- INEC said it has commenced distribution of sensitive materials across the 23 local government areas of Benue
- The March 23 supplementary election will hold in 22 of 23 LGAs in the state
- The rerun will hold in places where elections didn’t take place at all or where elections were cancelled
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has distributed sensitive materials across the 23 local government areas of Benue in readiness for Saturday’s supplementary polls.
Terkaa Andyarigeria, the INEC public relations officer in the state, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.
Legit.ng gathered that the March 23 governorship supplementary election will hold in 22 out of the 23 local government areas of the state.
NAN reports that the only local government area in the state where the governorship supplementary election will not be holding is Katsina-Ala.
However, the supplementary election for the state House of Assembly will hold in Katsina-Ala and nine other local government areas of the state.
Even where the supplementary elections will be taking place, not the entire local government areas will be participating, but only places where elections didn’t take place at all or where elections were cancelled.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue, Emmanuel Jime, said his party was unperturbed by the declaration of inconclusive polls in the state and appealed to his supporters to stay calm.
In a statement by Prof Eugene Aliegba, the secretary of the APC governorship campaign council on Monday, March 11, in Makurdi, Jime commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for its decision, which he said, was backed by law.
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