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Anambra: INEC schedules Ihiala LG election for 10am to 4pm Tuesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state for 10 am and expected to end by 4pm on Tuesday.

This is following its announcement on Monday that the state’s governorship elections is inconclusive because there was no election in Ihiala LGA which has over 148,000 registered voters.

Disclosing the time for the commencement of the election in Ihiala LG, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye, in a statement issued Monday in Abuja said; “Following the suspension of collation of results in respect of the 2021 Anambra State Governorship election as announced yesterday, November 7, 2021 by the State Collation/Returning Officer and the decision of the Commission to hold election in Ihiala Local Government Area on Tuesday, November 9, the Commission in line with extant rules and regulations has made a slight adjustment to the commencement and closing time for the said election.

“Accordingly, polling in respect of the supplementary election for Ihiala Local Government will commence tomorrow at 10 am and end at 4 pm.

“This decision, which will be strictly complied with, has been taken following a careful review of the prevailing situation in Anambra state and is being widely shared with the stakeholders including security agencies.

“We urge political parties, voters, election duty officials, election observers, the media and the general public to note this slight modification. We also appeal to citizens to conduct themselves in an orderly manner to ensure that the election is brought to a peaceful conclusion”, the statement added.

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