BREAKING: INEC SUSPENDS RE-RUN ELECTIONS IN AKWA IBOM, ENUGU, KANO

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BREAKING: INEC SUSPENDS RE-RUN ELECTIONS IN AKWA IBOM, ENUGU, KANO

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the suspension of the ongoing re-run elections in Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency, Akwa lbom State,
Enugu South 1 State Constituency, Enugu State and Kunchi/Tsanyawa State Constituency, Kano State over disruptions, irregularities and abduction of election officials.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olamekun disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

The commission noted that necessary measures for the affected constituencies will be announced after the Commission’s meeting on Monday.

It called on security agencies to investigate the incidents.

“Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency, Akwa lbom State

“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.

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

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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