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INEC Suspends Rerun Elections In Three States, Gives Reason



Information reaching the OsunReporters News has it that the National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended rerun elections in Federal Constituency in Akwa-Ibom, Enugu and Kano over irregularities, abduction of Election Officials and disruptions.

In a Press Release signed by the National Commissioner, Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun and made available to newsmen he called for security agencies to investigate the incidents.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announces the suspension of ongoing re-run elections in specific constituencies due to disruptions, irregularities and abduction of election officials. The affected areas are as follows:

…….Suspension of 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.
Enugu South 1 State Constituency, Enugu State

Suspension of elections in all eight Polling Units where the original results sheets were not available for inspection by voters before the commencement of polls.

……Kunchi/Tsanyawa State Constituency, Kano State
Suspension of elections in all ten Polling Units in Kunchi LGA due to invasion, vandalization, and disruption by thugs.
The decision of the Commission aligns with the provisions of Section 24(3) of the Electoral Act, 2022. Further necessary measures for the affected constituencies will be announced after the Commission’s meeting on Monday.

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

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