67,315 VOTERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FEB 3 ENUGU RERUN – INEC

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67,315 VOTERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FEB 3 ENUGU RERUN – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said about 67,315 eligible voters will participate in the February 3 re-run elections in Enugu State.

INEC’s Head of Department for Voters Education and Publicity, Mr Rex Achumie, disclosed this to newsmen in Enugu on Tuesday while speaking on the voting population for the re-run.

According to him, the re-run would take place in Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency and Enugu South (Urban) State Constituency between 8 a.m. and 2:30p.m. on Saturday, February 3.

Achumie said a total of 173 polling units in 25 Registration Areas, popularly known as political wards, would be open for the elections.

He noted that for Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency, there would be a total number of 62,697 eligible voters within 24 Registration Areas as well as 165 polling units.

The INEC official further said that for Enugu South (Urban) State Constituency, there would be a total number of 4,618 eligible voters within one Registration Area (political ward) as well as eight polling units.

He said just like the main 2023 elections, all technological devices of INEC would be deployed, these include: Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) and INEC Election Result Viewing Portal (IReV).

Achumie added that all rules and regulations for a normal election would apply and observed during the re-run, assuring that any eligible voter that made himself/herself available before 2:30 p.m. will vote and his/her vote will count.

“The Enugu State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Chukwuemeka Chukwu, has been working round the clock to ensure hitch-free elections by ensuring water-tight arrangement and meeting various election stakeholders,” he said.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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