BREAKING: INEC Suspends Re-run Elections in Enugu, Kano, Akwa-Ibom, Gives Reason

BREAKING: INEC Suspends Re-run Elections in Enugu, Kano, Akwa-Ibom, Gives Reason

  • The ongoing re-run elections in specific constituencies in Enugu, Kano and Akwa Ibom states have been suspended
  • The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement via its X handle (formerly known as Twitter)
  • INEC explained that the suspension was due to disruptions, irregularities and abduction of election officials.

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FCT, Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the suspension of ongoing re-run elections in specific constituencies in Enugu, Kano and Akwa Ibom states.

The electoral body said the suspension was due to disruptions, irregularities and abduction of election officials.

INEC suspends re-run elections in Enugu, Kano, Akwa-Ibom
Re-run elections in Enugu, Kano, and Akwa-Ibom suspended due to disruptions, irregularities and abduction of election officials Photo Credit: INEC Nigeria
Source: Facebook

This was disclosed in a statement issued via its X handle (formerly known as Twitter) @inecnigeria

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The affected areas are as follows:

Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom State with suspension of elections in two Polling Units

Enugu South 1 State Constituency, Enugu State with suspension of elections in all eight Polling Units

Kunchi/Tsanyawa State Constituency, Kano State with suspension of elections in all ten Polling Units in Kunchi LGA.

According to INEC National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun mni, the decision to suspend the re-run election is in alignment with the provisions of Section 24(3) of the Electoral Act, 2022.

Olumekun said INEC will announce necessary measures for the affected constituencies after the Commission's meeting on Monday, February 5.

Re-elections: 4.6m voters to decidepolitician'sn fate

Legit.ng earlier reported that today's re-elections will see the participation of 4,613,291 individuals who have obtained their Permanent Voters' Cards (PVCs). The elections are being held to fill vacancies in the national and state assemblies caused by the death or resignation of members.

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Across 26 states, including nine where by-elections will determine two senators, four House of Representatives members, and three state Houses of Assembly members, voters are set to cast their ballots.

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, stated that upcoming elections will address vacancies in three senatorial districts, 17 federal and 28 state constituencies across 80 local government areas. This involves 575 registration areas/wards and 8,934 polling units, with 4,904,627 registered voters and 4,613,291 PVCs collected.

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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