Re-run: INEC investigate election disruptions in Enugu, Akwa-Ibom, Kano

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently probing election disruptions that took place during the rerun and by-elections in Enugu, Akwa-Ibom, and Kano states.

This was revealed by the commission on Saturday through its X account.

There are now 26 states in the US hosting reruns and by-elections.

There are 575 registration areas, 8,934 polling units, and 80 local government regions where the elections are being held.

As part of the 26 states are the following: Enugu, Jigawa, Katsina, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Kano, Nasarawa, Niger, Oyo, Sokoto, Zamfara, Plateau, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Lagos, Ondo, Taraba, Benue, Borno, Kaduna, and Zamfara.

Just 4,613,291 million permanent voter cards were obtained, despite 4,904,627 million voters registering to vote prior to the elections, according to INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

Nine states are having by-elections for three state Houses of Assembly seats, four House of Representative seats, and two senate seats as a result of resignations and deaths.

In addition, reruns in one senatorial, eleven federal, and twenty-two state constituencies are taking place as consequence of court orders.

“Generally, polls opened promptly and accreditation going on smoothly in the 8,934 polling units in 26 states involved in today’s bye-elections and re-run elections.

“However, we are monitoring reported disruption of processes by acts of thuggery and hijacking of materials in some locations in Akwa Ibom, Enugu, and Kano states.

“In Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State, we are investigating reported incidents in Village Hall, EdemUrua 003 in Ini LGA and Village Hall, Mbiabong Ikot Udo 003 in Ikono LGA.

“In Enugu South 1 State Constituency of Enugu State, we are investigating reports of disruption in 8 Polling Units in Uwani West Ward.

“In Kunchi/Tsanyawa State Constituencies of Kano State, processes have been disrupted in Kunchi Local Government Area involving 10 Polling Units.

“We will provide regular updates on the situation.”