Following the inconclusive governorship elections in Imo State, INEC has fixed April 25 for a re-run in some constituencies in the state House of Assembly elections in Imo.
Dr Gabriel Ada, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, announced this at a news conference in Owerri on Wednesday. This followed the cancellation of elections in more than 250 polling units in 23 of the 27 local government areas.
According to Ada, the state constituencies affected in the re-run include: Ikeduru, Isiala Mbano, Isu, Oguta, Owerri West, and Oru East.
Ada explained that INEC ordered re-run for the governorship election because of the 79,000 difference between the votes scored by the leading and the second candidates.
“The registered voters in the affected polling units are more than 145,000 and when you consider this figure with the difference, you discover that it was quite substantial number of voters’’, he said.
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