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INEC set to conduct fresh elections 7LGAs in Abia



INEC set to conduct fresh elections 7LGAs in AbiaThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will conduct fresh presidential and National Assembly elections on Monday (today) in seven local government areas of Abia State.

INEC Administration Secretary in the state, Mr. Clement Oha, announced this while addressing reporters yesterday in Umuahia, the state capital.

The INEC chief said the elections would be held by 8 a.m at various polling units in Aba North, Aba South, Arochukwu, Obingwa, Osisioma, Ohafia and Umuahia North Local Government Areas. He explained that the fresh polls were necessitated by alleged discrepancies in the election procedures that were violent to some extent.

INEC set to conduct fresh elections 7LGAs in Abia

Oha also said the reported skirmishes in the affected polling units during Saturday’s election necessitated the fresh polls.

“The commission, in its wisdom, felt that the credibility of the election should not be compromised, and that there should be no winner by default. So, elections must take place in the affected polling units on Monday,” he said.

Oha said the affected polling units had already been communicated.

Also, INEC has conducted elections in various wards where elections could not hold on Saturday in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta.

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