INEC Announces Suspension Of Re-run Elections In Enugu, Kano, Akwa Ibom States

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the suspension of ongoing re-run elections in specific constituencies due to disruptions, irregularities, and abduction of election officials.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun announced this in a statement on Saturday 3rd February 2024.

He gave the affected areas to include,
Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom State. The Electoral Umpire suspended elections in two Polling Units (Village Hall, EdemUrua 003 in Ini LGA and Village Hall Mbiabong Ikot Udo 003 in Ikono LGA) where all election materials were carted away by hoodlums.

In Enugu South 1 State Constituency, Enugu State. INEC suspended elections in all eight Polling Units where the original results sheets were not available for inspection by voters before the commencement of polls.

Also in Kunchi/Tsanyawa State Constituency, Kano State. It suspended elections in all ten Polling Units in Kunchi LGA due to invasion, vandalization, and disruption by thugs.

The Commission noted that the decision aligns with the provisions of Section 24(3) of the Electoral Act, 2022, adding that further necessary measures for the affected constituencies would be announced after the Commission’s meeting on Monday.

INEC invites the security agencies to investigate the incidents, while it commits to thoroughly interrogating any breaches involving its officials.

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