INEC set to resume collation of results in Abia, Enugu

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that it will resume collation of results in three LGAs in Enugu and Abia states today.

Collation of results from Obingwa LGA in Abia as well as Nsukka and Nkanu East LGAs in Enugu was suspended on MOnday.

Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, announced the resumption of the exercise in a statement on Wednesday.

“It will be recalled that the Commission met on Monday 20th March 2023 and reviewed the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections held nationwide on Saturday 18th March 2023,” the statement reads.

“Arising from the meeting, the Commission took the decision to suspend further collation of the Governorship election results in some parts of Abia and Enugu States in order to carry out a review of the collation processes in both States.

“The Commission has concluded the review. Consequently, the collation of results for the Governorship election in both Abia and Enugu States will continue today 22nd March 2023.

“The Commission appreciates the patience and understanding of the people of both states as we conclude the collation processes.”

The suspension of results collation had elicited criticism from the camps of the governorship candidates in both states.

The Enugu chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had said the electoral body lacks the power to halt the declaration of already collated results.

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