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INEC reveals why they postponed Enugu State constituency rerun election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained that the rescheduled rerun election in the Enugu South 1 State Constituency, was postponed due to security reasons.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr Chukwuemeka Chukwu, told NAN that the postponed election was cancelled earlier last week due to security considerations.

Chukwu noted that the rerun election, which was fixed after stakeholders’ engagements to hold on June 8, would hold on a further date to be communicated by the commission.

“Last week, the scheduled rerun election was postponed and duly communicated to all stakeholders with a clear reason for the postponement.

“But I am surprised some misguided people are taking up all sorts of unfounded falsehoods and rumours against the commission that it seems the election had been held in secret even as I am speaking to you,” he said.

NAN reports that Mr Bright Ngene, the Labour Party (LP) candidate for the State House of Assembly, was declared winner of the March 18, 2023, election and was sworn in, but the election was nullified by the tribunal for being inconclusive.

This is the third attempt by INEC to hold the election.

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