Abia Guber: INEC Speaks on When Collation of Results Will Resume
- INEC has spoken on the resumption of the collation of results for the Abia gubernatorial election held on Saturday, March 18
- Rebecca Jim, the commission’s head of voter education and publicity in Abia, said the collation exercise will resume by 4pm on Wednesday, March 22
- Rebecca disclosed to journalists that the collation exercise will be presided over by FUTO VC, Professor Nnenna Oti, and the state administrative secretary, Clement Oha
Umuahia, Abia – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed when the collation of results for Abia state governorship election will resume
According to the head of voter education and publicity in the state, Rebecca Jim, the collation will resume by 4pm on Wednesday, March 22, Vanguard reports.
Rebecca revealed further that the collation exercise will take place in INEC’s headquarters in Umuahia, the state capital.
She added that the presiding officer and vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Professor Nnenna Oti, and the state administrative secretary, Clement Oha, will complete the process.
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Both Oti and Oha were invited to the INEC headquarters in Abuja, over the controversy that erupted from the Obingwa LGA results.
INEC takes fresh decision over collation of governorship election result in 2 southeast states
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday, March 20, announced that the coalition of results in two states in the southeast region of Nigeria had been suspended.
In a statement signed by Festus Okoye, INEC’s national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, the commission said it met on Monday and reviewed the conduct of the governorship and state assembly elections in Abia and Enugu states.
Okoye said the commission, after the meeting, decided to suspend the further collation of governorship election results in some parts of the two states.
The statement said in parts:
“It will be recalled that our office in Obingwa Local Government Area was invaded by thugs yesterday Sunday 19th March 2023 and our officials held hostage in relation to the collation of results from the Local Govermment Area.
“Similarly, reports from Enugu State call for a review of the results for the governorship election from the two outstanding Local Government Areas of Nsukka and Nkanu East.”