The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced March 9 for the conduct of a supplementary presidential ection in areas where the poll was cancelled last Saturday.
INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, Festus Okoyerevealed on Friday that the supplementary elections will be conducted alongside the governorship and state houses of assembly elections in affected areas.
Okoye further disclosed that the decision was reached during the commission’s meeting with resident electoral commissioners (RECs) on Thursday in Abuja.
Recall a breakout of violence in some areas prevented INEC from deploying personnel and materials to certain areas in the February 23rd elections, leading to cancellation in such areas.
Consequently, the meeting decided that supplementary elections will be conducted in all areas where elections did not take place and/or where returns could not be made on Saturday, 9th March 2019 alongside the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections,” Okoye said.