… promised to review
Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended the further collation of the Governorship election results in some parts of Abia and Enugu States.
Barr. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, made known to the public on Monday through a statement released.
The statement reads: “It will be recalled that our office in Obingwa Local Government Area was invaded by thugs yesterday Sunday 19th March 2023 and our officials held hostage in relation to the collation of results from the Local Government Area. Similarly, reports from Enugu State call for a review of the results for the Governorship election from the two outstanding Local Government Areas of Nsukka and Nkanu East”.
The Statement reads further, “the Commission hereby suspends the collation of results in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State and the two outstanding Local Government Areas of Enugu State which are yet to be collated.
“The Commission met today, Monday 20th March 2023 and reviewed the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections held nationwide on Saturday 18th March 2023. Arising from the meeting, the Commission took the decision to suspend forthwith further collation of the Governorship election results in some parts of Abia and Enugu States”.
INEC appealed to their electorates, political parties and promised to reviewed immediately before the process is concluded.
“We appeal for the understanding and patience of voters, parties and candidates in the affected States”.