The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has directed the resumption of collation of results of the governorship election in Abia and Enugu states which were earlier suspended.
National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye said in a statement that the commission has concluded the review of the exercise in the two states.
The commission suspended collation of results in Abia state due to what it described as ‘an invasion’ of its collation centre in Obingwa local government area of the state.
The statement from the commission reads: “It will be recalled that the Commission met on Monday 20th March 2023 and reviewed the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections held nationwide on Saturday 18th March 2023.
“Arising from the meeting, the Commission took the decision to suspend further collation of the Governorship election results in some parts of Abia and Enugu States in order to carry out a review of the collation processes in both States.
“The Commission has concluded the review. Consequently, the collation of results for the Governorship election in both Abia and Enugu States will continue today 22nd March 2023.
“The Commission appreciates the patience and understanding of the people of both states as we conclude the collation processes”.
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