INEC  suspends collation, declaration of  Governorship election results in Enugu ,Abia state to review results 

Independent National Election Commission,INEC, has suspended collation and declaration of  Governorship elections’:results in Enugu ,Abia state. 

National Commissioner and Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen on Monday,  20th March 2023.

The statement read in full :“The Commission met today, Monday 20th March 2023 and reviewed the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections held nationwide on
Saturday 18th March 2023. Arising from the meeting, the Commission took the
decision to suspend forthwith further collation of the Governorship election results in some parts of Abia and Enugu States”.

“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 Government 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

Consequently, the Commission hereby suspends the collation of results in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State and the two outstanding Local
Government Areas of Enugu State which are yet to be collated. A review will
be undertaken immediately before the process is concluded”.

“We appeal for the understanding and patience of voters, parties and candidates
in the affected States” Okoye stated 

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