INEC fixes March 23 for supplementary election in Kano, Plateau, others

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has chosen March 23 to conduct supplementary elections 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 announcement in a statement on Tuesday.

The exercise will take place in Adamawa, Benue, Kano, Plateau, Sokoto, and Bauchi states.

According to the statement, the supplementary polls will take place in polling units where votes were canceled in all the states where the Elections were declared inconclusive.

It further explained that the elections were declared inconclusive for various reasons, ranging from the discontinuation of the use of card readers midway into the exercise and the number of cancelled votes exceeding the margin between the candidates.

INEC also said it has considered a report submitted by the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Bauchi State on the disruption of the collation at a centre in one of the local government areas.

It added that a team led by a National Commissioner was set up to investigate the issues raised and ensure that they were resolved.

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