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INEC gives fresh update on forthcoming rerun elections in Enugu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians  that it would conduct hitch-free and credible rerun elections in Enugu State on February 3.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Chukwuemeka Chukwu, disclosed this during a stakeholders meeting in Enugu on Friday.

Chukwu noted that preparation for the rerun elections in Udenu/Igbo-eze North Federal Constituency and Enugu South Urban State Constituency was in full gear and almost concluded.

He explained that both constituency elections would be conducted in 25 Registration Areas amounting to 173 polling units in the state.

The REC said that for Enugu South Urban State Constituency (in Enugu South council area); there would be a rerun election in eight polling units having some discrepancies as ordered by the court.

He stressed that Udenu/Igbo-eze North Federal Constituency, made up of two council areas – Udenu and Igbo-eze North-elections will be conducted in 55 polling units in Udenu council and 110 polling units in Igbo-eze North council.

“Working under the order of the court, which specified 90 days for conduct of the rerun elections, the commission has fixed Feb. 3, 2024 for the rerun elections.

“We are prepared and have made necessary arrangements for hitch-free and inclusive rerun elections that is the essence of this important stakeholders meeting.

“Presently, we have non-sensitive materials in INEC offices in the various council areas involved in the rerun elections.

“The stakeholders will be carried along to unveil and monitor the sensitive materials as they arrive a few hours toward the Election Day proper through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Enugu branch,” he said.

Chukwu noted that all political parties that took part in the initial election would be participating in the rerun elections, adding that the commission expected maximum cooperation from the political parties for a successful exercise.

“INEC is poised to conduct free, fair, credible and transplant rerun elections.

“Personally, I am also assuring stakeholders of keeping to the timing scheduled of 8a.m. start of the election; and other modalities and arrangement will also be intact.”

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