INEC Fixes April 15 For Supplementary Guber Elections In Adamawa, Kebbi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed April 15 to conduct supplementary elections in Adamawa and Kebbi States.
The rerun would be held for the governorship, national, and state assembly elections in states where INEC had declared the polls inconclusive.
INEC’s spokesperson, Festus Okoye, said the supplementary elections “will be held in Adamawa and Kebbi States, 5 Senatorial Districts, 31 Federal and 58 State Assembly constituencies. Owing to the competitive nature of the elections, especially for legislative seats, supplementary elections will be held in just a few polling unit in some constituencies.
“A comprehensive list of the polling units by State, Local Government, Registration Area, registered voters and PVCs collected will be published on our website on or before Wednesday 29th March 2023.”
Okoye added, “We appeal to all political parties, candidates and stakeholders to note the date and locations of the supplementary elections. The earlier accreditation for polling and collation agents, observers and the media still subsists for the supplementary elections.”
The governorship elections in Adamawa and Kebbi States, as well as some legislative elections, had been declared inconclusive by INEC over the margin between the leading candidates.
In Kebbi, INEC declared the governorship election inconclusive following the cancellation of results in polling units across 20 of the 21 local government areas of the state.
The commission declared that the total number of collected voter cards in the affected polling units was 91,829 whereas the difference in total votes received by candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stood at 45,278.
The situation was similar in Adamawa where the PDP scored 421,524 votes in the governorship election while the APC had 390, 275 votes.