Supplementary elections to hold in Kano, five other states on March 23
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Supplementary elections to hold in Kano, five other states on March 23

Mojeed Oladipupo



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that supplementary elections will be conducted on March 23, 2019 in the six states where the governorship election was declared inconclusive.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

The election will hold in Adamawa, Benue, Kano, Plateau, Sokoto, and Bauchi states.

Winners had already emerged in 22 other states.

It could be recalled that the commission had on Tuesday announced that it would conduct a supplementary election in the three constituencies that elections were declared inconclusive in Saturday’s state house of assembly election in Bayelsa state as well.

Wilfred Ifogah, INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, made the announcement this in Yenagoa, the state capital. He listed the constituencies as Ogbia Constituency 11, Brass 1 and Southern-Ijaw IV.

The People Democratic Party (PDP) had won 17, while the All Progressive Congress (APC) claimed four out of the 24 seats in the Bayelsa House of Assembly.

In his further explanation, Ifogah said hat the reason for declaring three constituencies inconclusive was due to failure to follow INEC regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

He added that the commission would inform stakeholders of the new date to conduct the supplementary election.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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