March 11 state elections to hold as scheduled —INEC

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The Governorship and State House of Assembly elections scheduled for March 11 will go ahead as planned, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, gave the assurance in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.

Okoye stated that all processes and procedures leading up to the elections had been completed.

“The commission held its regular weekly meeting and deliberated on several issues, including the presidential and National Assembly elections.

“It also discussed the governorship and State Assembly elections and the pending elections in Enugu East Senatorial District and the Esan Central/Esan West and Igueben Federal Constituencies in Edo.”

He said that INEC would surely conduct the rescheduled elections in Enugu State and Edo on March 11 along with the Governorship and State Assembly elections.

“The commission is aware that in some Senatorial Districts and Federal Constituencies, Declarations and Returns were not made.

“The Commission is compiling the list of the affected constituencies. A date for supplementary elections will be fixed after the governorship and State Assembly elections,” Okoye added. (NAN)

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