INEC sets date for run-off elections in Imo, Abia, Taraba



ABUJA—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may have scheduled the run-off governorship elections in three states, Imo, Abia and Taraba, where last Saturday’s elections were declared inconclusive, for next Saturday.

The April 18 proposed date was yet to be officially confirmed as sources in the commission told Vanguard yesterday that senior officials, who should take the decision, were yet to meet on the development.

INEC had declared the Imo State gubernatorial election inconclusive following the cancellation of results from 216 polling units that cut across 23 local governments with about 144 accredited voters.

In Abia State, the polls were declared inconclusive because the state electoral officer was said to have earlier cancelled the results from Obioma Ngwa, Isiala Ngwa and Osisioma Ngwa local government area, only to later authenticate the results, a development that led to protests by members of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

Source: Vanguard