Re-run election: INEC suspends exercise in Enugu south, Kunchi/Tsanyawa and two poling units in Ikono/Ini

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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 suspention was conveyed in a press released obtained by this newspaper, signed by Sam Olumekun mni, National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Saturday 3rd February 2024.

The affected areas are as follows:

Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom 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.