Abia, Imo and Taraba run-off Elections set to hold April 18th- INEC

Abia, Imo and Taraba run-off Elections set to hold April 18th- INEC

Ezinne Osuagwu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the run-off governorship elections in Imo, Abia and Taraba states for Saturday, April 18.

A top source of the commission, who spoke to Daily Independent on Wednesday on condition of anonymity, confirmed this, although official announcement was yet to be made by press time.

He said: “Yes, it is true that the run-off elections in the three states have been fixed for Saturday. The announcement will be made soon by the relevant authority.”

The source also said that INEC is making arrangements to ensure that the run-off elections are successful.

The commission had declared the April 11 Governorship election in the three states inconclusive following allegations of ballot box snatching and violence.

In INEC declared the exercise in Imo State inconclusive following the cancellation of results from 216 polling units in 23 local government areas.

Also, in Abia State, the elections 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 areas, only to later authenticate them, a development that led to protests by members of All Progressives Grand Alliance  (APGA).

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