The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will hold Supplementary elections in areas marred with cases of violence and which were unable to have elections.
National Commissioner on Voters Education and Information, Festus Okoye revealed this. He said the decision was made after INEC’s meeting of Resident Electoral Commissioners.
Recall elections didn’t hold in some areas of Rivers State, most especially Okrika, Bonny and others. Also in Lagos and Anambra States, there were election violence.
“Consequently, the meeting decided that supplementary elections will be conducted in all areas where elections did not take place and/or where returns could not be made on Satutday, 9th March 2019 alongside the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections,” Okoye said in a statement issued Friday.
“The meeting acknowledged the delays in the commencement of elections in a number of polling units which necessitated the extension of the closing of polls in the affected areas.
“The Commission is determined to rectify the identified challenges before the elections on 9th March.”
It is yet to be known if the supplementary elections will affect the results of the election already announced.
Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 15,191,847 votes while Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 11,262,978 votes.