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INEC to conduct Supplementary Presidential Election March 9

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that supplementary Presidential election will be conducted in affected areas alongside the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections on march 9.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 9 for supplementary elections into  areas where elections did not hold or returns could not be made in the February 23 national election.

Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner issued a statement today been Friday, march 1.

According to the statement, the supplementary elections would hold in affected areas where the exercise could not hold last Saturday due to violence and other infractions alongside the Governorship and  State Houses of Assembly on March 9.

Festus Okoye, who is also Chairman of INEC Information and Voter Education Committee, said that the decision was reached at the commission’s meeting with its Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Thursday in Abuja.

According to Okoye, “The meeting noted a number of cancellations in certain areas due to violence, which prevented the Commission from deploying personnel and materials for the elections.

In a number of locations, it could not conclude the elections due to disruptions and deliberate noncompliance with the use of the Smart Card Reader SCR, contrary to the lNEC Regulations and Guidelines for the conduct of elections, he said.

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