INEC fixes March 9th for supplementary presidential election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 9th for the conduct of supplementary presidential election in areas where the poll was cancelled last Saturday.
INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, Festus Okoye, revealed that the supplementary polls will be conducted alongside the governorship and state houses of assembly elections.
Okoye said the decision was reached during the commission’s meeting with resident electoral commissioners (RECs) on Thursday in Abuja.
It could be recalled that INEC had cancelled presidential elections in some areas as a result of violence, which prevented the commission from deploying personnel and materials for the exercise.
“Consequently, the meeting decided that supplementary elections will be conducted in all areas where elections did not take place and/or where returns could not be made on Satutday, 9th March 2019 alongside the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections,” Okoye said in a statement issued on Friday.