6 INEC commissioners deployed to oversee fresh polls

Fresh governorship and state assembly re-run elections will take place in nine local government areas of the state.

Former Governor of Abia state, Theodore Orji.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed three national commissioners and three resident electoral commissioners to oversee the Abia state governorship and state assembly re-run elections which holds on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The elections will take place in nine local government areas of the state.

INEC Head of Voter Education and Publicity Department, Edwin Enabor, told the NAN on Friday, April 24, that the commission is set for the re-run.

Enabor said that the materials for the polls have been distributed to the INEC offices in the affected local government areas. He expressed optimism that the exercise would be peaceful and hitch-free.

INEC had declared the governorship election in the state inconclusive, following the cancellation of results from some polling units in nine local government areas of the state.

The  Returning Officer, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, said that no winner was declared because “the margin of lead was not in excess of the total number of registered voters in polling units where elections were cancelled or not held’"

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