The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) adjusted the voting plan for the supplementary elections in the municipality of Ihiala in the state of Anambra on Monday. This was reported by RipplesNigeria.
The commission had scheduled the supplementary elections in the early hours of Monday morning after suspending the compilation of the results of the state’ s gubernatorial elections.
Voting started at 9: 00 a. m. in Anambra during the gubernatorial elections last Saturday.
The supplementary election takes place on Tuesday. The national commissioner and chairman of the INEC voter information and education committee, Festus Okoye, announced this in a statement in Abuja.
He said the slight adjustment to the start and end time of the elections was in line with the current rules and regulations of the Commission.
According to him, the vote will start at 10: 00 a. m. and closes at 4: 00 p. m.
The statement reads: ” This decision, which will be strictly enforced, was made after a careful review of the prevailing situation in Anambra state and is widely shared with stakeholders, including security agencies.
” We urge political parties, voters, election officials, election observers, the media and the general public to take note of this small change.
” We also call on the citizens to behave in an orderly manner so that the elections can go off peacefully. ”
This comes shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on 9th
The regional official, Ahmadu Umar, made the announcement when compiling the results of the gubernatorial elections in Awka on Sunday.
He said that Saturday’ s elections in Ihiala did not take place due to the activities of some politicians trying to manipulate the process. According to him, there are 148, 407 registered voters in the region.
Crazy things are happening in the Southeast region, confusion is reaching is peak and so is anxiety. The Anambra election which was supported by many to be free and fair has begun to go below expectations. Just as soon as everything was going smoothly, INEC disrupted the flow and here we are.
What are you thoughts on this? Do you think INEC is just playing their role or there are some hidden agenda behind all this? Do you think the winner will emerge from a free and fair electoral process or like rumours say, will be through rigging? Share your thoughts on the comment box.